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Accident: 106775.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted

Accident: 106775.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 06/23/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1325187.01506/25/2018Altus Construction Llc
At 8:30 p.m. on June 23, 2018, Employee #1, a superintendent at the job site, wa s supervising an asphalt milling operation. The asphalt milling machine was used to mill six inches of asphalt on the shoulder of the interstate highway. Prior to starting the operation, an electrical line that ran through the asphalt and supplied power to street lights was located and marked at a depth of 12 inches. Once the operator started milling and the machine reached a depth of four inche s, the electrical line was hit. The conduit, insulation, and wires were cut and the wires were exposed. The employee was uncertain if the line was for the str eet lights due to its location at four inches instead of 12 inches. He obtained a clamp meter and equipment to test and repair the line. When he initially test ed the line at approximately 8:30 p.m., the street lights were not yet on and co ncluded the line was not energized. At 9:40 p.m. when the street lights came on, Employee #1 went to check the line again, and was electrocuted. The 480-volt el ectric circuit had not been de-energized, and the employee was not wearing perso nal protective equipment to protect against the hazard of electric shock.
Keywords: conduit, elec insulation, electrocuted, lockout, ppe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1325187.015 57 M Fatality Supervisors, n.e.c.

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