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Accident: 200053643 - Employee Is Shocked And Burned After Contacting Power Line

Accident: 200053643 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 10/16/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31146873010/16/20091771Daedalus Construction Company
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on October 16, 2009, Employee #1 was conducting finishing work on a concrete L shaped pad, approximately 60 ft long and 30 ft wide. He was using a mop bull float, with 5 handles attached measuring approximately 30 ft in length. The temperature was 45 degrees Fahrenheit with overcast skies. He elevated the handle and came in contact with an 8,000 Kv overhead power line that was approximately 26 ft above the working surface. He was severely shocked, resulting in temporary loss of ability to breath and heartbeat. Employee #1 was hospitalized for electrical shock and burns.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, struck against, construction, electric shock, hand tool, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311468730 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
Cause: Bituminous concrete placement
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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