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Accident: 106290.015 - Employee, Shocked During Power Line Work, Amputates Arm

Accident: 106290.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 05/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1321257.01506/07/2018The L.E. Myers Co.
At 3:45 p.m. on May 30, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contractor, was engaged in power line work. A bucket truck was used to lift him to the pow er lines. Employee #1 grabbed a road phase line with his right hand while his l eft hand was in contact with a neutral line. He sustained an electric shock of 7,620 volts. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of electrical burns to both hands, arms, and chest . His left arm required medical amputation half-way up the forearm.
Keywords: aerial lift, amputated, arm, burn, chest, construction, electric shock, electrical work, fall protection, forearm, hand, power line worker, power lines, ppe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair   40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1321257.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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