Groundman electrocuted during installation of pole mounted transformer.
NIOSH 1995 Jun; :1-5
On August 23, 1994, a 32 year-old male groundman died when he contacted at least 1,000 volts of electricity as a newly installed transformer was temporarily energized for testing. He was part of a three-man crew that was upgrading an existing electrical distribution system. NJDOH FACE investigators concluded that, in order to prevent similar incidents, the following safety guidelines should be followed: 1. A job hazard analysis should be conducted; 2. Employers should develop and implement a comprehensive safety training program; 3. Standard operating procedures should be in writing and carefully followed.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Region-2; Electric-properties; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electricity; Electrocutions; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Training
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
New Jersey Department of Health