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Accident: 200033181 - Two Employees Electrocuted As Scaffold Contacts Power Line

Accident: 200033181 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 05/05/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31137371605/05/20081761A.G.S. Construction
On May 5, 2008, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were performing siding operations from a pump jack scaffold located more than twenty five feet above the ground. The two employees were raising up the scaffold when it made contact with a 4000 volt power line. The power line energized the scaffold and the current ran through both employees. The electric current exited the scaffold through a triangle brace into the building. Both Employee #1 and Employee #2 were electrocuted. No citations were issued due to the fact that Employee #1, an officer of the company, was one of the employees electrocuted.
Keywords: electric cable, electrocuted, pump jack scaffold, roofer, brace
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 4 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311373716 Fatality Electric Shock Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
2 311373716 Fatality Electric Shock Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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