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Lineman electrocuted after contacting 7,200 volt transmission line while installing new pole.

Authors
Iowa Department of Public 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 93IA015, 1993 Oct; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20028218
Abstract
A 31 year old employee of an electrical construction firm was electrocuted when the pole he and another employee were installing came in contact with a 7,200 volt distribution line. The employee was wearing a hard hat, rubber boots and muddy canvas gloves. NIOSH investigators concluded that in order to prevent future similar occurrences, the employer should: 1. Conduct scheduled and unscheduled safety inspections to ensure that safety equipment and procedures are being followed. 2. Consider using additional standard safe operating procedures, such as insulated line hoses and blankets.
Keywords
Region-7; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Electrical-charge; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-fields; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-industry; Electrical-safety; Electrical-workers; Electricity; Electrocutions
Publication Date
19931019
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-108690
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-93IA015; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-708674
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IA; WV
Performing Organization
Iowa Department of Public Health
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