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Report: Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts at North Houston Pole Line in Porter, Texas

DATE: 07/21/20

The employee was working from a bucket truck transferring live wires from an old power pole to a new pole. The employee’s lanyard got close enough to a live wire that an arc flash occurred. The employee sustained second degree burns where the metal parts of the harness contacted his body.

Report ID 2020076855  
Date 07/21/2020  
UPA 1629732  
Inspection 1484946  
Primary NAICS 237130  
Nature 1532 Second degree electrical burns
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 4415 Power lines, transformers, convertors
Secondary Source 775 Lifelines, lanyards, safety belts, harnesses
Event 5112 Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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