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Accident: 118493.015 - Two Employees Are Electrocuted When Ladder Touches Power Lin

Accident: 118493.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 07/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1419706.01507/26/2019B Builders Contracting, Llc
At 8:15 p.m. on July 24, 2019, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were putting away the 35-foot aluminum extension ladder they had used while painting the exterior of a house. The ladder made contact with the house's power service line, and electricity was conducted through the aluminum to the employees. Both Employee #1 and Employee #2 were electrocuted.
Keywords: paint, residential construction, electric conductor, extension ladder, ladder, power lines, electrocuted, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1419706.015 53 M Fatality Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use
2 1419706.015 37 M Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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