Tree trimmer dies after contacting energized powerlines.
NIOSH 1992 Mar; :1-4
On October 12, 1991, a 35 year-old tree trimmer was electrocuted while in the process of trimming tree branches and contacted a 7,600 volt primary electrical powerline. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. A minimum clearance of ten feet must be maintained between the worker, equipment, and energized powerlines to prevent inadvertent contact; 2. employers should develop a written employee training program in safe tree trimming techniques and electrical hazard recognition. 3. employers and employees should be aware of the dangers of drugs and substances that may impair judgment or alertness at work.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Region-2; Electric-properties; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions; Logging-workers; Forestry-workers
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health