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Accident Investigation of the September 20, 2012 Fatal Fall from the Dworshak-Taft #1 Transmission Tower, at the Bonneville Power Marketing Administration

November 30, 2012

On September 21, 2012, at the request of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Chief Safety Officer, a Level I Accident Investigation was convened to investigate an accident in which a BPA lineman was fatally injured as the result of a fall from a tower on the Dworshak­ . Taft# 1 500 kV line.

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