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Accident: 200053544 - Two Employees Contact Power Lines, Receive Flash Burns

Accident: 200053544 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 06/28/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31146743506/28/20091793Midwest Glass & Glazing, Inc.
On June 28, 2009, Employee #1 and #2 were working from a JLG man lift, when the basket of the lift contacted 168,000 volt power lines. They both received flash burns from the contact with the electrical lines. Both employees were transported to a medical center, but only Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, hydraulic lift, overhead power line, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311467435 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Other
2 311467435 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Other

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