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Accident: 108760.015 - Two Employees Are Electrocuted From Overhead Power Line, One

Accident: 108760.015 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 08/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1340928.01508/22/2018Ragen Landscape & Underground Llc
At 9:00 a.m. on August 22, 2018, Employee #1 was using an Ingersoll Rand commerc ial air compressor that was attached to the work truck and an airline with a met al 8 inch long nozzle to feed a woven tracer tape into underground conduit appro ximately 600 feet up the road to be connected to a fiber optic cable. Employee #2 was holding the tracer tape so that it would not tangle up as it was being fe d into the conduit. Both employees were electrocuted when the nozzle kicked bac k and the taper tape struck an overhead powerline. Employee #1 was killed; Empl oyee #2 suffered third degree burns and had his right hand amputated due to the severity of his burn.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, electrocuted, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1340928.015 28 M Fatality Installers And Repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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