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Accident: 120425.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted By High Voltage Power Line

Accident: 120425.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 09/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1433223.01509/24/2019Moreno'S Construction Llc
At 12:00 a.m. on September 24, 2019, Employee #1 was cleaning up the worksite, after installing new exterior cladding (roofing shingles), during residential construction. Afterwards, Employee #1 then carried a ladder, in an extended and upright position, and came within (4 feet) of a high voltage, overhead power line. As a result, a conductive pathway for an (arc-flash) was provided between Employee #1, the ladder and the high voltage, overhead power line and Employee #1 sustained electrical shock (electrocution), after the electrical arc-flash and died instantly.
Keywords: caught in, electrical, ladder, electric shock, electric conductor, electric cable, electric arc, elec protect equip, elec insulation, elec equipment--misc, construction, electric current, arm, accidental discharge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1433223.015 31 M Fatality Electric Shock Roof Repar: Shingle FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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