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Accident: 114442.015 - Construction Company Owner Is Killed When Shocked By Power L

Accident: 114442.015 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 03/13/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1385070.01503/13/2019179960620 - Buckler Construction Services Llc
On March 13, 2019, Employee #1, the owner/operator of a construction company, was working from the basket of an aerial lift, JLG Model T500J, Serial Number 003006216, Rental Number C-1768, at the intersection of two roads. He was conducting masonry work approximately 28 feet above the ground and approximately 2 feet from energized power lines. As he as leaning against the basket's metal rails, Employee #1's left temple and the side of his head apparently made contact with a 7,200-volt power line. An electric arc travelled through his body, and he was shocked and burned. Emergency services were called, but Employee #1 died before their arrival.
Keywords: burn, construction, electric shock, forehead, masonry wall, power lines, head, electrocuted, electric arc, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1385070.015 45 M Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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