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Accident: 107407.015 - Employee Is Burned When Ladder Touches Overhead Power Line

Accident: 107407.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 06/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1322337.01506/13/2018Tbt Painting, Llc
At 11:15 a.m. on June 12, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a painting company, was engaged in a liquid spraying operation at a two-story commercial building. As he was moving an aluminum extension ladder that was extended to 26 feet, the lad der came into contact with an energized overhead electric power line. Employee #1 incurred electric burns over the majority of his body when 3,700 volts of ele ctricity passed through his body. Emergency services transported the employee t o the hospital for treatment.
Keywords: burn, construction, contact, electric shock, extension ladder, overhead power line, paint, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   2 26
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1322337.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Painting and paint spraying machine operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause:

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