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Utility worker receives fatal electric shock

Description

Presents the findings of an investigation into a workplace fatality in the transportation communication and utilities sector that occurred in August, 2011. While doing utility upgrades and conducting a residential tie-in, a worker came into contact with an overhead electrical line. See the usage considerations section of this record for more information about OHS work site investigations.

Tags
occupational fatalities transportation communication and utilities sector workplace fatalities workplace fatality investigations workplace fatality reports

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

14 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Human Services
Publisher

Human Services

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Calgary

Start Date

2011-08-30

End Date

2011-08-30

Resource Dates

Date Created

1900-01-01

Date Added

2018-01-17T16:03:25.442363

Date Modified

1900-01-01

Date Issued

1900-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

Local Identifier

F-445542

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) investigates serious incidents, including fatalities, which occur at work sites that fall under provincial OHS legislation. After a serious incident or fatality takes place at a work site, OHS officers investigate the work site to determine the causes and circumstances of the incident or fatality. OHS prepares an investigation report summarizing the incident and then conducts an enforcement action review of the investigation, to determine if the incident file should be submitted to Alberta Justice for consideration for prosecution. OHS publishes the fatality investigation report online only after investigations and all court proceedings, if any, are completed.

Contact

Contact Name

Occupational Health and Safety. Investigation Unit

Contact Email

whs@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

Phone 1-866-415-8690 (toll-free)