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Accident: 116538.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Truss Touches Power Line

Accident: 116538.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 05/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1403376.01505/24/2019Sparks Cedarlee Farm Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on May 23, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a dairy farm, were engaged in construction work at a building on the farm. Employee #1 was holding onto a large steel truss. His coworker was operating a telehandler/fork truck to move the truss. The steel truss came into contact with an overhead power line transmitting 4,000 volts of electricity, and Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: steel, electrocuted, power lines, material handling, electric shock, truck boom, aerial lift, construction vehicle, construction, truss
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 1403376.015 19 M Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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