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Accident: 200361129 - Employee Is Shocked And Burned When He Touched A Power Line

Accident: 200361129 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/25/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31659561007/27/20121521Efren Gonzalez Rojas Dba Zax Mex Framing
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on July 24, 2012, Employee #1 a framer was hooking up roof trusses with non-conductive webbing attached to a steel cable with 150 lb. headache ball and hook attached to a boom-truck. The employee pulled the webbing and cable over to the truss and wrapped the webbing around. The steel cable had come into proximity to a 23 kV overhead power line and the ensuing arc of a power-energized cable. Employee #1 touched the headache ball with his left palm and was shocked by the electrical current knocking him to the ground. Employee #1 said he was okay but was transported by General Contractor to Rex Healthcare for medical attention. The employee was later, transported to UNC Burn Center, where Employee #1 was hospitalized for two days and released with minor burn to left palm and 2nd degrees burns to the soles of both feet.
Keywords: burn, shock, truss, roof, potential gradient, elec utility work, steel connecting
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316595610 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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