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Line worker killed #150048
08/16/04 10:03 AM
08/16/04 10:03 AM
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George Corron  Offline OP
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This happens too often. This was local to me.

ADELPHI, Md. -One worker was electrocuted at Pepco's College Park substation after coming in contact with a charged power line at a substation.
Capt. Chauncey Bowers, spokesman for Prince George's County Fire and EMS, says the worker touched the charged line and died just after 8 a.m. Monday.

Bowers says the call initially came in as a plant fire, but personnel who responded didn't have to fight a blaze at the plant in the 2,800 block of Metzerott Road.

Pepco says 1,700 customers are without power due to the incident. The company isn't sure when power will be restored.

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Re: Line worker killed #150049
08/24/04 11:21 PM
08/24/04 11:21 PM
Trumpy  Offline

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George,
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This happens too often.

Now there's an understatement!.
Any idea what voltage line the worker contacted?
With the accident being inside a sub-station, I'd imagine it wouldn't be a low voltage shock.
Hmmm, and it happened early on a Monday morning, this raises a few questions as to the worker's fitness to be working around Live lines.
Even so, he must have had bare skin exposed to actually touch the conductor.
Any idea what was being done at the time of the accident, George?.
Like you said, too much of this sort of thing happens, but what can you do?.


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