Worker was electrocuted while removing energized fish tape.
A n electrician was removing a metal fish tape from a hole at the base of a metal light pole. (A fish tape is used to pull wire through a conduit run.) The fish tape became energized, electro- cuting him. As a result of its inspection, OSHA issued a citation for three serious violations of the agency s construction standards.
If the following OSHA requirements had been followed, this death could have been prevented.
De-energize all circuits before beginning work.
Always lock out and tag out de-energized equipment.
Companies must train workers to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions
associated with their work.