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Accident: 124922.015 - Employee Contacts Overhead Power Line, Falls, Dies

Accident: 124922.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 03/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1470126.01503/17/2020Sunburn Construction, Llc

At 10:00 a.m. on March 17, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a residential solar pa nel installation company, was engaged in an installation at a two-story resident ial structure. He was in the basket of a boom lift and attempting to lower the basket to the ground when he came into contact with an energized overhead power line. The employee was shocked and burned. He fell from the basket, a fall hei ght of 27 feet. Emergency medical services transported the employee to the hosp ital, where he was admitted and treated for burns to 25% of the body, a fracture d spine, and head trauma with brain injury. A week later, Employee #1 died from his injuries.

Keywords: aerial lift, basket, boom truck, brain, burn, contact, electric shock, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, installing, overhead power line, residential construction, solar, spine, traumatic
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2 27 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1470126.015 32 M Fatality FallDist: 27
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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