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Accident: 124762.015 - Employee, Shocked By Electric Arc, Falls From Roof And Is Ki

Accident: 124762.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 03/12/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1469434.01503/12/2020C & T Building Technologies, Llc
At 11:00 a.m. on March 12, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at the renovation of a two-story commercial building. He was on the roof and using a steel tape measure in preparation for installing a piece of sheet metal roofing. The wind blew the extended part of the tape measure into an overhead power line that was transmitting 19,920 volts of electricity. An electric arc occurred, which burned and shocked Employee #1 and caused him to fall from the roof, a fall height of 25 feet. The impact of the fall resulted in blunt force traumatic injuries to his head and torso. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: roofer, steel, blunt force trauma, windy, construction, electric arc, head, leg, overhead power line, roof, metal strip, installing, electric shock, fall, burn, contact, torso
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   2 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1469434.015 30 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from roof

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