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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
1313730.01504/27/2018Haco Electric Company, Inc.
At 5:30 p.m. on April 26, 2018, two employees were working in a basket truck whi le upgrading some lighting that was in a parking lot. They were close to some o verhead powerlines and there were several high gusts of wind that swayed the bas ket while it was deployed. At some point, the top guard rails for the basket ca me in contact with the overhead powerlines and Employee #1 was rendered unconsci ous 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 wa s admitted. Employee #2 was treated and released from the hospital.
Keywords: burn, crane boom, electric shock, overhead power line, unconsciousness
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1313730.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures

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