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Lineman electrocuted after falling against exposed conductors in a ground level transformer box.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 92NJ026, 1993 Feb; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026539
Abstract
On August 6, 1992, a 61-year-old male utility company lineman was electrocuted when he apparently fell against the energized secondary conductors in an opened ground level steel transformer box. The victim was the work leader of a three-man crew installing underground electrical service in a newly constructed housing development. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents in the future, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. All exposed conductors in transformer boxes should be insulated immediately upon opening the boxes. 2. The ground around the work area should be stable and free of debris.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Electric-properties; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions; Training; Insulation-materials; Industrial-hazards; Industrial-safety
Publication Date
19930210
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2013-104915
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92NJ026; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-207088
SIC Code
NAICS-22
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ; WV
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division