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Young man critical after fall

Post  ed_m on Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:31 pm

A member of LU 953 has been critically injured after a fall he suffered in LU 1245. I do not know the young mans name but he was just 29 years old and recently married from what I hear. Please give all your prayers to him and his family.

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Post  Highplains Drifter on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:20 pm

So sorry to hear this, please fill us in with the details when you find out.
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Post  ed_m on Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:52 am

On 8/7/2012, at approximately 12:00pm, a construction lineman working for Contra Costa Electric suffered serious injuries resulting from a fall from height. The incident occurred at the Shell Refinery in Martinez.

David Hanson (29), a member of IBEW Local Union 953 who had been working in California for a little over a year was part of a 5 man crew working to install a ground-operated switch which was located in the primary circuit an estimated 50 feet above ground.

What we know so far:

The primary circuit was a 12kV circuit which was de-energized and grounded.

The secondary circuit was 2,300 volts. This circuit was energized, but properly protected with line hose and rubber blankets.

David was working on the primary circuit cross-arm, and was belted off above the cross-arm at the top of the pole.

For reasons yet to be determined, possibly during an effort to reposition himself, the lineman’s climbing belt came up and over the top of the pole. David fell onto the rubber line hose on the circuit below and slid several feet on the hose along two conductors.

He then lost his grip and fell to the ground an estimated 40 feet below.

David is in critical condition and is surrounded by his new wife and family. Investigations by CalOSHA, Shell Refinery and the employer are all underway.

I will let you know more when more information becomes available.

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Post  CanadianLineman on Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:52 pm

Condolences and prayers to the family of this young man.

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