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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 installing a gutter at a private residence. He extended a metal extension ladder, and the ladder made contact with a high voltage overhead power distribution line. Employee #1 received an electric shock and burns to his hands and feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the electric shock and burns.
Keywords: burn, electrocuted, foot, hand, power lines, overhead power line, residential construction, installing, ladder, electric shock
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 Electric Shock Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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