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Accident: 100055.015 - Worker Is Shocked When Ladder Touches Power Line

Accident: 100055.015 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 04/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1230095.01505/03/20171761317716704 - French'S Gutters & Sheet Metal Inc
At 4:00 p.m. on April 21, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a gutter company, was i nstalling a gutter at a private residence. He extended a metal extension ladder , and the ladder made contact with a high voltage overhead power distribution li ne. Employee #1 received an electric shock and burns to his hands and feet. Em ergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the electric shock and burns.
Keywords: burn, electric shock, electrocuted, foot, hand, installing, ladder, overhead power line, power lines, residential construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1230095.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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