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Accident: 101651.015 - Employee Tries To Dislodge An Anchor Plate From A Power Line

Accident: 101651.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 12/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284257.01512/20/2017New Finish Construction, Llc
At 3:00 p.m. on December 19, 2017, Employee #1 was helping the owner of the company to clean up. The owner tossed a metal roof anchor off of the roof. The roof anchor became stuck on a 7,200 volt overhead power line that ran along the side of the house. Employee #1 climbed a portable ladder and attempted to dislodge the anchor plate from the overhead power line. Employee #1 received an electrical shock and fell approximately 15 feet to the ground below. Employee #1 had burns to both hands. His gloves had exploded and were burned. An exit wound was visible on his right triceps. A smaller exit wound was visible on his right calf. A significant amount of blood was visible on the pavement where Employee #1 was found. Employee #1 sustained severe burns to his hands, arms, and legs after making contact with overhead power lines energized to 7,200 volts and was killed.
Keywords: electric shock, electrocuted, power lines
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other   2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1284257.015 48 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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