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Accident: 200041994 - Two Overhead Line Workers Suffer Electric Shock, One Dies

Accident: 200041994 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 06/27/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652507007/12/20121623Plaska Transmission Line Construction, Llc
On June 26, 2012, Employee #1 and Employee #2, of Plaska Transmission Line Construction, LLC, were preparing to work on overhead power lines. They were in a boom truck, being raised to a work position, when contact was made with a power line. Both employees sustained electrical burns and were hospitalized. Employee #1 died of his wounds 15 days after the accident. Employee #2 was released from the hospital after 24 hours.
Keywords: burn, boom truck, shock, power line worker, construction, elec utility work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 85 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316525070 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
2 316525070 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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