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Accident: 107059.015 - Employee Is Shocked, Burned From Power Line Arc

Accident: 107059.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 06/30/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1327854.01507/05/2018United Contractors Midwest, Inc.
At 11:20 a.m. on June 30, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a concrete construction company, was walking on the ground and operating a roadway paving machine. He was struck with 7,200 volts of electricity from an electric arc that occurred wh en the raised bed of a tandem dump truck made contact with uninsulated overhead power lines. The employee was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treate d for electric shock and electrical burns to his left hand and right foot.
Keywords: burn, construction, contact, dump truck, dump truck bed, electric arc, electric shock, electrical, energized, equipment operator, foot, hand, overhead power line, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1327854.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Paving

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