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Accident: 170761126 - Employee Electrocuted When Metal Roofing Strikes Power Line

Accident: 170761126 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 01/01/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30589829810/28/20021761Cupery Construction Co.
At approximately 8:47 a.m. on or about January 1, 2003, Employee #1 was assisting coworkers in the removal and replacement of metal roof decking on a 3-in-12 pitched roof. He was was holding a section of 9 ft 4 in. long by 3-1.2 in. wide sheet metal roofing when it contacted a three-phase overhead power line carrying 7,200 volts of current. Employee #1 was electrocuted. The lines were not covered, protected, or de-energized and grounded. The line that was contacted was 5 ft 6 in. above the roof surface and 4 ft in from the roof edge. The building owners knew that there would be work conducted near the power lines, exposing the workers to the hazard of electric shock.
Keywords: overhead power line, protective grounding, roof, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, metal sheet, elec circ part--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1 27 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305898298 Fatality Electric Shock Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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