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Accident Investigation of the July 30, 2013, Electrical Fatality on the Bandon-Rogue No. 1 115kV Line at the Bonneville Power Administration

July 30, 2013

On August 7, 2013, at the request of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Chief Safety Officer, a Level I Accident Investigation was convened to investigate an accident that resulted in the fatality of a Wilson Construction Company Crew Foreman.

The purpose of the investigation was to determine the cause of the accident and to develop recommendations for corrective actions to prevent recurrence.

The scope of the investigation included gathering and documenting all relevant facts of the accident, conducting interviews, review of employee statements, work procedures, management systems, and other elements factoring into the incident. The scope also included the Bonneville Power Administration’s programs and oversight activities.