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Accident: 200462208 - Employee Electrocuted When Scaffold Pole Hits Power Line

Accident: 200462208 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 07/25/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31067341307/25/20071761Whittemore Construction, Incorporated
On July 25, 2007, Employee #1, age 17, and two coworkers, were dismantling an aluminum pump jack scaffold. He was lowering the pole when it contacted a 25,000-volt overhead power line.Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, dismantling, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, pump jack scaffold, metal pole, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310673413 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior cladding
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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