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Accident: 119047.015 - Employee Comes In Contact With Power Line, Is Electrocuted

Accident: 119047.015 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 08/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1424231.01508/15/2019John B. Anderson, Inc.
At 9:30 a.m. on August 15, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker were engaged in roofing work at a residential building. As Employee #1, working from a ladder, handed a 10-foot piece of aluminum flashing to his coworker on the roof, the metal came into contact with a 13.2 kilovolt live electrical power line. The electric shock put Employee #1 into cardiac arrest and he was killed.
Keywords: roofer, material handling, residential construction, roof, power lines, heart, cardiac arrest, electrocuted, ladder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1424231.015 62 M Fatality Electric Shock Roofers FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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