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Accident: 200212082 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Rebar Contacts Power Line

Accident: 200212082 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 08/11/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31013883908/11/20061623Ferguson Service Systems, Inc.

On August 11, 2006, Employee #1 was handling rebar that was being lifted by an excavator. The rebar was connected to the excavator by a nylon sling that was also attached to one end of the rebar. As the rebar was being raised, it contacted overhead power lines. Employee #1 received a severe shock and was transported to the hospital. Tests showed no brain activity, and Employee #1 was taken off life support.

Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, hoisting mechanism, rebar, electrocuted, construction, electric shock, excavator
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310138839 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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