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Type A Accident Investigation Report – Western Area Power Administration Investigation of the June 7, 2004, Construction Contractor Electrical Accident at Double-Circuit Structure 38/1, Watertown-Granite Falls 230-kV Transmission Line East of Watertown, S

June 7, 2004

On June 7, 2004, at about 2105 hours (CDT), an apprentice lineman employed by Mustang Line Contractors, Inc., a Western contractor, was killed by electrocution while working on a transmission line construction project east of Watertown, South Dakota. The victim was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Canby, Minnesota, where he was pronounced dead.