A lineman student in Chicago, IL died shortly after getting hit with approximately 7,200 volts during training. The student, identified as Chris Jenkins, was electrocuted while handling a primary line under direct instructions of Comed Safety Supervisor, Sam "Safety Sam" Ross, according to a Chicago Police report.
Jenkins, 32, worked as a supervisor at Target, Inc., with hopes of seeking full time employment with a local electric utility once he completed training at Dawson Technical Institute. According to Rick Stofield, 55, a fellow student at Dawson Tech whose responsibility is to assist linemen students, Jenkins was not wearing his hot gloves while working on the pole. Hot gloves are what electricians and linemen use to protect themselves from power lines. The report also states that Jenkins was not properly instructed by Sam Ross about the rule on the same day he was electrocuted
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Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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