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Accident: 200515401 - Employee Is Killed After Contacting Energized Power Line

Accident: 200515401 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 08/15/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31578491808/16/20111761Hennen Siding
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31579542708/18/20114931Xcel Energy
At approximately 2:19 p.m. on August 15, 2011, Employee #1, who was the owner of Hennen Siding, was in the process of preparing the fascia on the north side of the building. The employee was working in a company owned Genie lift. While operating the controls to elevate the lift, his head and neck came in contact with an 8,000V energized power line at a height of approximately 28ft 7in. Employee #1 was killed. The four employees, who were on the job site, did not witness the accident.
Keywords: head, neck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315784918 Fatality Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source
2 315795427 Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:

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