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Accident: 124922.015 - Employee Contacts Overhead Power Line, Falls, Dies

Accident: 124922.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 03/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1470126.01503/17/2020Sunburn Construction, Llc
At 10:00 a.m. on March 17, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a residential solar panel installation company, was engaged in an installation at a two-story residential structure. He was in the basket of a boom lift and attempting to lower the basket to the ground when he came into contact with an energized overhead power line. The employee was shocked and burned. He fell from the basket, a fall height of 27 feet. Emergency medical services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for burns to 25% of the body, a fractured spine, and head trauma with brain injury. A week later, Employee #1 died from his injuries.
Keywords: spine, boom truck, burn, fall, overhead power line, residential construction, installing, head, fracture, fall protection, electric shock, aerial lift, brain, traumatic, basket, contact, solar
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2 27 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1470126.015 32 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall, other

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