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Accident: 131991.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Ladder Contacts Power Line

Accident: 131991.015 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 12/21/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1508021.01512/23/2020Quality Seamless Gutters Of Montana, Inc.

At 11:30 a.m. on December 21, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a gu tters company, were installing snow stops along the roof of a residence. Employ ee #1 was using a Warner 24-foot aluminum extension ladder that was extended to approximately 18 feet. As he maneuvered the ladder from one side of the roof to the other side, the ladder came into contact with low-hanging, energized power lines. Employee #1 was electrocuted. The coworker, while waiting for emergency services to arrive, attempted CPR. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was declared dead.

Keywords: contact, cpr, electrocuted, extension ladder, installing, metal ladder, overhead power line, power lines, residential construction, roof
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1508021.015 31 M Fatality Roof Repair: Sheet Metal FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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