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Accident: 107077.015 - Two Employees Are Shocked By Overhead Power Lines

Accident: 107077.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 04/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1313733.01504/27/2018Duke Aerial Equipment Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1313730.01504/27/2018Haco Electric Company, Inc.
At 5:30 p.m. on April 26, 2018, two employees were working in a basket truck while upgrading some lighting that was in a parking lot. They were close to some overhead powerlines and there were several high gusts of wind that swayed the basket while it was deployed. At some point, the top guard rails for the basket came in contact with the overhead powerlines and Employee #1 was rendered unconscious and suffered second degree burns to his face and head. Employee #2 suffered minor injuries. Both employees were brought to the hospital and Employee #1 was admitted. Employee #2 was treated and released from the hospital.
Keywords: unconsciousness, crane boom, overhead power line, electric shock, burn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1313733.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 1313730.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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