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Accident: 103866.015 - Employee Installing A Gutter Contacts A Power Line And Is Sh

Accident: 103866.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1281177.01512/05/2017Oakmont Builders Inc
At 10:20 a.m. on October 23, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1 employed by a bui lding construction company, were installing rain gutters on a building's roof an d eaves. Employee #1 was working from a scaffold. Coworker #1, who was on grou nd level, handed up to Employee #1 a 30-foot long rain gutter. During Employee #1's handling of the gutter, it made contact with an energized power line operat ing at 4,800 volts that was suspended approximately 14 feet away from the scaffo ld. Employee #1 sustained an electrical shock and burns. Emergency services we re called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for electrical shock and burns.
Keywords: burn, electric shock, installing, material handling, power lines, rain spout, residential construction, roof, scaffold, shoulder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1281177.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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