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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 w orking 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 wi th 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 fiel d surrounding overhead electrical power lines. The handle conducted 1,400 volts of electricity down to Employee #1, who was electrocuted.
Keywords: burn, concrete, construction, electric conductor, electrocuted, extension handle, hand tool, overhead power line, power lines, repair, 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 Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement

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