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Accident: 119175.015 - Employee Dies After Electric Shock From Underground Power Li

Accident: 119175.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 08/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1425123.01508/21/2019J & R Precision Drilling, Inc.
At 8:45 a.m. on August 15, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a drilling company, wa s obtaining soil samples prior to a road expansion. He was using a CME 55 bore drilling machine to perform ground drilling when the drill hit a 12,000-volt und erground power line. Employee #1 received an electric shock. He was transporte d to the hospital, where he died on August 26, 2019. Cause of death was hypoxic encephalopathy due to complications of resuscitated electrocution.
Keywords: boring machine, construction, electric shock, electrocuted, undrgrd power line
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1425123.015 35 M Fatality Drilling and boring machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Surveying

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