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Accident: 107449.015 - Employee Working On Power Line Is Shocked And Burned

Accident: 107449.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1331039.01507/18/2018Wilco Electrical, Llc
At 11:00 a.m. on July 13, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an electrical services company, was working from the bucket of an aerial lift and repairing an overhead power line switch. His left arm's sweat-soaked shirtsleeve touched an energized jumper and his right shirtsleeve touched the switch bracket. Electrical energy flowed through his body, and Employee #1 was shocked and burned. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated. His injuries included first degree burns to his arms and face, and second degree burns to his torso.
Keywords: power line worker, face, electrician, electric switch, electric shock, electrical, construction, clothing, aerial lift, burn, power lines, torso, bucket , contact, arm, energized, repair
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1331039.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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