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Accident: 124762.015 - Employee, Shocked By Electric Arc, Falls From Roof And Is Ki

Accident: 124762.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 03/12/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1469434.01503/12/2020C & T Building Technologies, Llc

At 11:00 a.m. on March 12, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction company , was working at the renovation of a two-story commercial building. He was on t he roof and using a steel tape measure in preparation for installing a piece of sheet metal roofing. The wind blew the extended part of the tape measure into a n overhead power line that was transmitting 19,920 volts of electricity. An ele ctric arc occurred, which burned and shocked Employee #1 and caused him to fall from the roof, a fall height of 25 feet. The impact of the fall resulted in blu nt force traumatic injuries to his head and torso. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, burn, construction, contact, electric arc, electric shock, fall, head, installing, leg, metal strip, overhead power line, roof, roofer, steel, torso, windy
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   2 25 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1469434.015 30 M Fatality FallDist: 25
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Bolting-Up/Detail Work

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