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Accident: 201353802 - Employee Is Killed In Electrical Fire

Accident: 201353802 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 02/28/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31182050003/02/20090782Gaston Tree Services, Llc

On February 28, 2009, Employee #1 was delivering mulch to a private residence. He was using a 2003 Sterling dump truck, Model Number LT-9513, with an attached Robotic Elite Loader, Model Number 80. As Employee #1 raised the truck bed, the boom came into contact with an energized 14,400-volt overhead power line. The homeowner heard Employee #1 scream and came around to the front of the vehicle. Employee #1 was lying face up on the ground, nonresponsive. The truck began to burn and the homeowner was unable to move Employee #1 from the fire, which consumed the vehicle and Employee. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: delivery work, unconsciousness, overhead power line, electrical, fire, truck, loader, truck boom

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311820500 Fatality Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy

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