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Accident: 200264406 - Employee Electrocuted By Power Line

Accident: 200264406 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 03/13/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31622359303/14/20121799Snyder Environmental, Inc.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on March 13, 2012, an Employee was working from a telescopic boom aerial lift approximately 15 to 20 feet from the ground. The employee began to cut a pipe hanger holding 30 feet by 6 inch section of pipe in place from a steam line pole. The top end of the pipe moved from its position striking an energized overhead power lines that was approximately 7 to 9 feet from the employee's location. The line contacted the employee, resulting in the electrocution of the employee from the contact it made with the pipe.
Keywords: overhead power line, boom, electrocuted, steam, pipe, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316223593 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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