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Accident: 123294.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Gutter Touches Power Line

Accident: 123294.015 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 01/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1457008.01501/17/2020Toledo Seamless Gutters Construction Co
At 12:30 p.m. on January 17, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a gutters company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a two-story multifamily residential structure. He was working from a ladder and attempting to hoist a 53-foot section of aluminum gutter for installation. The gutter came into contact with a 13 kilovolt electrical power line. A surge of electrical power travelled through the gutter to Employee #1, who was electrocuted.
Keywords: contact, ladder, installing, residential construction, metal siding, power lines, material handling, hoist, energized, electric shock, electrocuted
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1457008.015 29 M Fatality Electric Shock Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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