Lineman electrocuted after contacting 7,200 volt transmission line while installing new pole.
NIOSH 1993 Oct; :1-2
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Iowa Department of Public Health