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Accident: 114328.015 - Employee Touches Power Line And Is Fatally Electrocuted

Accident: 114328.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 03/07/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1384162.01503/08/2019Bosslynn Group Llc

At 3:30 p.m. on March 7, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker were engaged in a cabl e television wiring installation at a new building. Employee #1 was working fro m a non-insulating bucket truck and pulling strand as his coworker worked from t he ground. The strand kept getting caught in trees and vegetation. Employee #1 , in frustration, threw up his hands, and his hands came into contact with high voltage electrical transmission lines. Employee #1 caught on fire sustained a f atal electric shock. His coworker was not injured.

Keywords: aerial lift, cable tv work, construction, electric cable, electrocuted, fire, hand, power lines, strand installation, tree
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1384162.015 60 M Fatality Telecomm: Line Installers And Repairers

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