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Accident: 106345.015 - Employee Contacts Power Line, Later Dies

Accident: 106345.015 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 06/08/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1321589.01506/08/2018Alejandro Gonzalez
At 1:00 p.m. on June 8, 2018, an employee was operating a telescoping boom lift to scrape and paint the upper levels of a residential structure. The employee ma neuvered the boom and basket in such a way that his back came in direct contact with the primary conductor power line on the street of this residence. The emplo yee was shocked and caught on fire, dying later in the hospital.
Keywords: boom truck, electric shock, painter, power lines, shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair   3 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1321589.015 65 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting

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