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Look up for overhead power lines.

Authors
Michigan Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation
Source
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, HA#13, 2011 Jul; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20041141
Abstract
Since 2001, there have been 64 work-related electrocutions in Michigan; 38 (59%) of these deaths involved contact with energized overhead power lines. The individual either had direct contact with the line or had secondary contact through energized equipment or other means (e.g. through re-rod, tree branch, grain auger, hand tool). Twenty (20) of the 38 deaths involved construction equipment. Aluminum ladders (7 incidents) contacting overhead lines were the primary piece of construction equipment involved.
Keywords
Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Workers; Humans; Accidents; Electric-power-transmission-lines; Electrical-charge; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-shock; Electrical-workers; Electricity
CAS No.
75-09-2
Publication Date
20110701
Document Type
Other
Email Address
debra.chester@ht.msu.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2011
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008329; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008466
Source Name
Look up for overhead power lines
State
MI
Performing Organization
Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth
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