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Accident: 200053759 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line

Accident: 200053759 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 08/16/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31405633408/17/20101761Scarborough Construction Inc
Employee #1 was painting a building from an aerial lift. Employee #1 was located on the south side of the building, and two coworkers were working on the north side of the building. Employee #1 was working below 50-kilovolt power lines, when he raised the bucket of the aerial lift into the power lines. Employee #1's head came into contact with the power lines, and he was electrocuted. Employee #1 was not wearing a hard hat or fall protection at the time of the accident. Employee #1 was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island, NE, where he was declared dead.
Keywords: hard hat, electrical, ppe, electrocuted, construction, electric conductor, painter, aerial lift, e gi ib
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314056334 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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