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Accident: 119061.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Lightning

Accident: 119061.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 08/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1424298.01508/19/2019R & S Paving & Grading, Inc.
At 2:40 p.m. on August 15, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a roadwork construction company, were installing drain pipes in a trench adjacent to a future road, a multiemployer construction project. A light rain was falling. As Employee #1 moved along the trench, he was struck by lightning. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: trench, road paving, construction, electrocuted, lightning, installing, front end loader, drain pipe, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1424298.015 27 M Fatality Electric Shock Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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