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Accident: 123267.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Trimming Tree Limbs

Accident: 123267.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1417131.01507/22/2019Rancho Tree Service
At 11:29 a.m. on July 22, 2019, A foreman (Employee #1) and two other coworkers were in engaged tree trimming activities to clear over head high voltage lines. Employee #1 was elevated approximately 41 feet high on a bucket truck to clear tree branches with a insulated pole pruner. While repositioning the bucket, Employee #1's right shoulder came into contact with a 16kV line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: tree trimming, electrocuted, power lines, shoulder
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1417131.015 31 M Fatality Electric Shock Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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