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Accident: 114328.015 - Employee Touches Power Line And Is Fatally Electrocuted

Accident: 114328.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 03/07/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1384162.01503/08/2019Bosslynn Group Llc
At 3:30 p.m. on March 7, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker were engaged in a cable television wiring installation at a new building. Employee #1 was working from a non-insulating bucket truck and pulling strand as his coworker worked from the ground. The strand kept getting caught in trees and vegetation. Employee #1, in frustration, threw up his hands, and his hands came into contact with high voltage electrical transmission lines. Employee #1 caught on fire sustained a fatal electric shock. His coworker was not injured.
Keywords: strand installation, cable tv work, construction, electrocuted, hand, power lines, fire, electric cable, aerial lift, tree
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1384162.015 60 M Fatality Electric Shock Telecomm: Line Installers And Repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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