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Accident: 15916.015 - Employee On Ladder Contacts Power Line And Is Killed

Accident: 15916.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 04/24/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
398702.01504/24/2012Quality Power & Control Llc
At 11:30 a.m. on April 24, 2012, Employee #1, a journeyman electrician, was disp atched to install 110v outlets on a light pole out on the feed lot adjacent to a hospital barn construction site. The electrician had installed the various com ponents of the outlets (rome x, 20 amp fuse box and 110V outlets). The electric ian attempted to splice the newly installed rome x wire into an existing out doo r light fixture mounted just below the transformer. The electrician found that n o power existed at the light and called the owner of the company to report the p roblem. The electrician was told to take a break/lunch and he would have the po wer company come out and check to see what the problem was. The electrician ign ored these instructions and according to two witnesses went back up the ladder. The electrician contacted the 7.2KV line and was electrocuted knocking him off t he ladder and falling 20 to 25 feet landing on his back on the dirt below. The electrician died as a result the electric shock and subsequent fall.
Keywords: electrical, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 398702.015 29 M Fatality Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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