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Accident: 116538.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Truss Touches Power Line

Accident: 116538.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 05/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1403376.01505/24/2019Sparks Cedarlee Farm Llc

At 9:30 a.m. on May 23, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a dairy fa rm, were engaged in construction work at a building on the farm. Employee #1 wa s holding onto a large steel truss. His coworker was operating a telehandler/fo rk truck to move the truss. The steel truss came into contact with an overhead power line transmitting 4,000 volts of electricity, and Employee #1 was electroc uted.

Keywords: aerial lift, construction, construction vehicle, electric shock, electrocuted, material handling, power lines, steel, truck boom, truss
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 Construction
1 1403376.015 19 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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