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Accident: 111617.015 - Two Employees Are Injured During Fiber Optic Installation

Accident: 111617.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 12/03/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1364609.01512/05/2018Comtrac Services, Llc
At 11:45 p.m. on December 3, 2018, Employees #1 and #2, employed by an electrica l services company, were working from an aerial lift truck at a height of 18 fee t and installing fiber optic wires at a multifamily residential structure. As the two employees returned to the surface in the lift, Employee #1 made contact with a 7,500-volt electric power line and was shocked and burned. Employee #2 w as shocked when he made contact with the aerial lift truck, which had become ele ctrified. Both employees were transported to the hospital. Employee #1 was hos pitalized and treated for second- and third-degree burns over 30-40 percent of h is body. Employee #2 was treated for electrical shock and released without hosp italization.
Keywords: aerial lift, burn, contact, electric shock, electrical work, electrician, elevated work platform, installing, optical fiber cable, overhead power line, residential construction, truck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1364609.015 35 M Non Hospitalized injury FallDist:
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Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
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2 1364609.015 21 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
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Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
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