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Accident: 200462042 - One Electrocuted, One Shocked By Contact With Power Line

Accident: 200462042 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 09/06/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30956992909/06/20061761M.T. Construction
Employees #1 and #2 were attaching aluminum siding to the soffits of a three-story structure. They were standing on an aluminum pump jack scaffold system, about 18 feet from the next level. Employee #2 was holding a piece of siding when it contacted an energized, unprotected high-voltage electrical conductor. Employee #1 was killed; Employee #2 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrocuted, struck against, construction, pump jack scaffold, unguarded live parts, elec circ part--misc, metal siding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309569929 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
2 309569929 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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