Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 127698.015 - Gutter Work Employee Is Electrocuted When Ladder Hits Line

Accident: 127698.015 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 07/09/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1483015.01507/09/2020Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning & General Contracting Of New Jersey, Llc.
At 3:45 p.m. on July 9, 2020, an employee was working for a gutter cleaning serv ice. He was at a residence, setting up a 9.8-meter (32-foot) Werner aluminum ext ension ladder. He was working near an overhead power line. The phase conductors were approximately 6.9 meters (22.5 feet) above the ground. They were energized at a distribution voltage of 7.2kV phase-to-ground or 12.5kV phase-to-phase. As the employee raised the upper section of the ladder, it came into contact with o ne or more phase conductors. There was a path for current to take, possibly from the employee's left arm, which was in contact with the ladder, through the empl oyee's body, and exiting from his foot. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: building, cleaning, electric conductor, electric shock, electric current, electrocuted, energized, extension ladder, ladder, overhead power line, roof
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1483015.015 45 M Fatality Roof Repair: Sheet Metal

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close