Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 116323.015 - Employee Working Near Power Line Is Electrocuted

Accident: 116323.015 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 05/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1401600.01505/07/2019Xl Concrete
At 11:15 a.m. on May 6, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a concrete company, was working at a road repair project. He was using a jointer with an extended handle to finish the paved concrete surface. The tool's handle had been lengthened with the addition of four extensions, each 5 feet 5 inches long. When Employee #1 raised the extended handle, it came into contact with the electro-magnetic field surrounding overhead electrical power lines. The handle conducted 1,400 volts of electricity down to Employee #1, who was electrocuted.
Keywords: repair, concrete, electric conductor, extension handle, power lines, overhead power line, hand tool, electrocuted, construction, burn, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1401600.015 25 M Fatality Electric Shock Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close