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Accident: 118803.015 - Employee Is Killed After Electric Shock And Fall From Ladder

Accident: 118803.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/07/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1421694.01508/08/2019Valley Contractor Services, Inc
At 1:25 p.m. on August 7, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a two-story multifamily residential structure. He was working from an aluminum extension ladder and replacing galvanized steel gutter downspouts when his hands made contact with live overhead high voltage lines. He fell from the ladder, a fall height of 10 feet. Employee #1, who sustained head injuries and electrical burns to both hands, was killed.
Keywords: repair, fall, electric shock, extension ladder, ladder, head, residential construction, overhead power line, maintenance, hand, fall protection, electrocuted, burn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1421694.015 35 M Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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