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Accident: 140550.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted And Killed While Working In Trench

Accident: 140550.015 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 10/25/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1560237.01510/26/2021Abel Construction Company Incorporated
At 12:45 p.m. on October 25, 2021, an employee placed pipe in a trench. An excav ator (Case-300D) was operated approximately forty feet away and contacted a 26 K V live line. Upon contact with the line, electric current traveled to the other side of the trench and electrocuted the employee. The employee was killed due to cardiac arrest.
Keywords: cardiac arrest, contact, electrocuted, excavator, installing, pipe, power lines, trench, unguarded live parts
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1560237.015 27 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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