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Accident: 118079.015 - Employee Handling Rebar Is Electrocuted In Arc From Power Li

Accident: 118079.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/18/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1416543.01507/18/2019J.C. Roadbuster, Inc.
At 11:15 a.m. on July 18, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a rebar company, was installing rebar for a three-story commercial building, a multiemployer construction project. He was moving a rebar rod when electricity arced from a high voltage power line to the rebar. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: rebar, electric arc, material handling, installing, power lines, electrocuted, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   3 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1416543.015 38 M Fatality Electric Shock Structural metal workers FallDist:
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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