by , on January 12, 2015

Reportedly, two workers were removing 11 KV lines when an electrical accident occurred.  While working on the wires the line became live, electrocuting the two men and killing the two “in a gruesome death” according to the story.  Both the police and fire department were called to the scene, but it took them over an hour to get the bodies down from the line.

Injury and death could have been minimized if proper electrical safe work practices are adopted.  It’s unknown if these workers were wearing the proper PPE ( Personal Protection Equipment).  Most countries have standards for proper electrical work which includes testing, grounding and proper PPE for the work. Standards like the IEEE National Electrical Safety Code Chapter 4 can be used by any country to better protect their workers.

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Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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