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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 energize d jumper and his right shirtsleeve touched the switch bracket. Electrical energ y flowed through his body, and Employee #1 was shocked and burned. Emergency se rvices transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treat ed. His injuries included first degree burns to his arms and face, and second d egree burns to his torso.
Keywords: aerial lift, arm, bucket , burn, clothing, construction, contact, electric shock, electric switch, electrical, electrician, energized, face, power line worker, power lines, repair, torso
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1331039.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Electrical power installers and repairers

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