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Accident Investigation of the October 1, 2013, Tice Electric Company Employee Fatality near Patrick's Knob Radio Station, Bonneville Power Administration

November 22, 2013

On October 2, 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 Tice Electric Company Crew employee while operating a Gradall material handler on the access road from Patrick’s Knob Radio Station near Plains, Montana, on October 1, 2013.

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