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Accident: 200555795 - Worker Is Electrocuted After Ladder Touches Power Line

Accident: 200555795 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/25/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31302634608/26/20091761Affordable Fast Gutter Company Llc
On August 25, 2009, Employee #1, of Affordable Fast Gutter Company, LLC, was preparing to install gutters on a three-story building. While setting up the aluminum extension ladder, it made contact with an overhead 7,620 volt power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: extension ladder, overhead power line, electrocuted, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 3 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313026346 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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