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Accident: 138947.015 - Employee Is Killed After Contacting High Voltage Power Line

Accident: 138947.015 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 09/08/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1552012.01509/08/2021Darryl R Henry Dba Arborist And Landscaping Contractors

At 9:30 a.m. on September 8, 2021, an employee was performing tree work when he contacted an overhead electrical line and was killed. The employee was moving an aerial lift when he contacted the 13 killivolt line and was electrocuted.

Keywords: aerial lift, clearance, contact, electric shock, electrocuted, elevated work platform, hand tool, high voltage, inexperience, insufficient supervision, lack of work procedures, line clearance, overhead power line

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1552012.015 25 M Fatality

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