Category: Electrical Incidents
Electrical Incidents
by , on November 5, 2018
A 61-year-old construction worker died from electrocution this past June. The worker had been driving a dump truck to remove debris from a site in Lexington, KY. He raised the bed of the truck, and it struck the power lines above. The truck caught on fire. As the worker attempted to get out of the truck,...
by , on October 29, 2018
Three linemen have died from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Chipley, Florida, on Wednesday, October 24. Police arrested the driver who struck the linemen while driving a pickup truck. The driver was traveling north on Route 77 when he veered to the shoulder of the road and hit the workers. The driver then...
by , on October 11, 2018
A 51-year-old utility worker was killed last week when he made contact with an overhead electrical line. Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) posted the preliminary details of the incident: “A two person crew was getting set to replace an electrical pole and while removing the new pole from their truck, contacted the...
by , on September 4, 2018
A sign hanger was involved in a billboard electric shock accident February 2018. Two sign hangers working for Outfront Media were working 25 feet above ground, installing a vinyl sign in Los Angeles. One of the metal poles used to place the sign touched the energized high-voltage line above the work area. One of the...
by , on August 16, 2018
In a March 2018 arc-flash incident, two workers were injured while working at Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant. Day & Zimmerman NPS Inc., the contractor and employer of the injured workers, received proposed penalties amounting to $71,599 in relation to the March arc-flash incident.  The work was being performed on a 6.9 kilovolt electrical bus at...