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Accident: 105515.015 - Employee Is Killed When Dump Truck Contacts Overhead Power L

Accident: 105515.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 05/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1315546.01505/11/2018Reliable Paving, Llc
At 6:15 p.m. on May 10, 2018, Employee #1, a dump truck driver, was emptying asp halt from his truck at a residential property. After dumping the load of asphalt , the owner used a bobcat to spread the asphalt near the entrance of the house, while Employee #1 remained in his truck. Employee #1, who was parked under12.47 kV power line that was approximately 20 feet from the ground, lifted the bed of the truck a second time to off load the remainder of the asphalt from the truck. The truck bed made contact with the overhead power line. An electrical current traveled from the bed of the truck and contacted Employee #1 as he exited the tr uck. Employee #1 was electrocuted and the tuck caught fire.
Keywords: burn, driver, dump truck, dump truck bed, electrocuted, head, leg, overhead power line, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1315546.015 25 M Fatality Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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