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Accident: 202607982 - Workerr Contacts High Voltage Line, Gets Shocked And Burned

Accident: 202607982 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 01/05/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31389656501/05/20100783R & K Tree Service Inc

On January 5, 2010, four workers were trimming a tree in the front yard of a residential home. The insulated bucket truck that was being operated was parked under 7,200-volt electric lines located at the edge of the property. While work continued, a branch got stuck in the controls of the bucket causing it to get entangled with the neutral line on the poles. When the neutral line got caught in the controls, the bucket continued to move out of control, and made contact with the 7,200 volt electrical line. As a result, the worker suffered electrical shock and burns to both hands. He was transported to Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD for treatment.

Keywords: burn, tree limb, electric cable, stuck, work rules, electric shock, aerial lift controls, hand, tree trimming, aerial lift

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313896565 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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