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Accident: 109398.015 - Employee Is Shocked By Power Line, Later Requires Leg And Ar

Accident: 109398.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 09/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1348392.01509/19/2018Brevard Soffit & Siding Inc
At 11:00 a.m. on September 11, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction sid ing company, was preparing to install a J-channel siding trim at a new two-story residential structure. He was working from an extension ladder. The siding tr im made contact with an overhead power line that was 8 feet away from the employ ee. The employee received a high voltage electric shock. He was transported to the hospital, where a leg and an arm required amputation.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, arm, burn, contact, electric shock, energized, extension ladder, installing, leg, overhead power line, power lines, residential construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1348392.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Installers And Repairers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior cladding

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