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Accident: 200374858 - Employee Is Burned When Paint Roller Contacts Power Line

Accident: 200374858 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/30/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31348896710/01/20091721Williams Painting Service Inc
On September 30, 2009, Employee #1 was working with another painter, on a two-point suspension scaffold, approximately 30 feet high. The scaffold was located between the leg of a water tank and an energized overhead power line. Employee #1 was on the right end of the scaffold, painting part of the leg, when his roller handle contacted the top of the power line. Employee #1 received first, second, and third degree burns. He was transported to the burn center and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, construction, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313488967 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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