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Accident: 134277.015 - Employee Dies After Being Ejected From Bucket Truck

Accident: 134277.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 03/17/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1520342.01503/18/2021Meade Electric Company, Inc.

At 11:25 p.m. on March 17, 2021, Employee #1, a journeyman electrician employed by an electrical contractor, was working from the bucket of a Ford F-450 TEREX B ucket Truck, Number 6845. He was removing conduit from the underside of an over pass. A box truck struck the bottom half of the bucket. The bucket turned 90 d egrees, and Employee #1 was ejected from the bucket and fell approximately 15 fe et to the asphalt road. Emergency services transported the employee to the hosp ital, where he was admitted and treated for traumatic brain injury. The employe e died on March 23, 2021.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, bucket , conduit, construction, dismantling, ejected, electrical work, electrician, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, highway work zone, personnel cage, projectile, road, skull, struck a
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1520342.015 30 M Fatality Electricians FallDist: 15

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