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Accident: 200515591 - Employee Is Killed When He Came In Contact With A Power Line

Accident: 200515591 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 05/17/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652465105/17/20125251Acme Electric Motor Inc Dba Acme Tools
At approximately 10:58 a.m. on May 17, 2012, Employee #1 a service technician for ACME Tools, was inspecting a (JLG Model Number 600A) boom-supported aerial lift. During the inspection the employee extended the basket that he was occupying and came in close contact with a live 69 kV phase-to-phase unguarded power line. Employee #1 received an electrical shock, and caught on fire. The employee exited the basket and fell approximately 39ft. to the ground. Employee was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: boom truck, die, shock, power line worker, electric cable, electronic technicn, electric shock, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316524651 Fatality Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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