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Accident: 117039.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Truck Mast Touches Power Lines

Accident: 117039.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 06/10/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1407471.01506/12/2019Woofter Pump & Well, Inc.
At 1:45 p.m. on June 10, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a company that drills and services wells, was working at a residential job site and preparing to service the water well. He was raising the mast of the truck when the mast came into contact with overhead power lines. Employee #1 was electrocuted. He fell into the open pit containing the well. As he fell, he dislodged a pipe, causing the hole to fill with water.
Keywords: pit, residential construction, overhead power line, maintenance, well, fall, electrocuted, industrial truck, well service rig, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1407471.015 45 M Fatality Electric Shock FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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