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Accident: 100989.015 - Two Employees Are Shocked When Scaffold Falls Onto Power Lin

Accident: 100989.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 11/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1279066.01511/21/2017Carlos Moran
At 2:30 p.m. on November 21, 2017, Employees #1 and #2 and Coworker #1, construction workers working at a residential construction project, were preparing to work on a pump jack scaffold. Coworker #1 was on the building's roof and lifting a section of scaffold into place when the scaffold fell and made contact with an overhead power line. The power arced, and Employees #1 and #2, on the ground, were shocked. Emergency services were called, and the injured employees were transported to the hospital. Employee #1 was treated for electric shock and burns and released. Employee #2, who was more severely injured, was admitted and treated for electric shock and burns.
Keywords: pump jack scaffold, residential construction, overhead power line, electrocuted, burn, falling object, electric arc, electric shock, electrical, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1279066.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction Laborer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause:
2 1279066.015 M Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause:

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