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Accident: 122022.015 - Employee Is Shocked And Burned After Touching Energized Truc

Accident: 122022.015 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 06/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405934.01506/05/2019M. Lato Excavating & Tree Care Service Llc
At 6:38 p.m. on June 5, 2019, an employee and a coworker were conducing ash tree trimming operations. The coworker maneuvered the vehicle-mounted aerial lift ov er power lines to reach the trees when the lower boom section came into contact with an energized 13.8 kilovolt (kV) powerline. The coworker called to the emplo yee on the ground to get a rope. As the employee left to get a rope, he touched the truck and the truck sparked as the employee froze and fell back onto the gro und. The employee was severely shocked causing burns and required hospitalizatio n.
Keywords: aerial lift, boom, burn, clearance, contact, electric shock, electrical, energized, fall, insulated tool, line clearance, motor vehicle, overhead power line, ppe, power lines, shock, training, tree, tree care, tree trim
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1405934.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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