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Accident: 124413.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Using Hand Drill While Standi

Accident: 124413.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 02/28/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1466411.01502/28/2020Jeffs Dock & Deck Services Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020, an employee was working from a concrete footi ng of a seawall in approximately twelve inches of water while operating a handhe ld electrical drill connected, by extension cord, to install a wood ledger at th e seawall. When the employee pulled the trigger of the hand drill, the employee screamed and fell backwards into the water due to electrical shock with the dril l in hand. The employee was killed by electrocution.
Keywords: back, electric cord, electric drill, electrocuted, fall, screen, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1466411.015 43 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Seawall construction, riprap placement

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