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Accident: 200555894 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Removing Tree Limb From Road

Accident: 200555894 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 07/13/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31302452307/14/20098999Louisiana Landscaping & Maintenance Inc
Employee #1 was assisting in the removal of a tree limb that had fallen across a road. The limb was also within a guy pattern for a 3.6-kv and 7.2-kv power pole. When the limb was pulled down, it pushed on one of the guys, which broke at the ground eye. The cable laid back and Employee #1 went to pick it up, not knowing that the guy was resting on the 3.6-kv line, Employee #1 was killed by the electric shock.
Keywords: tree limb, electric cable, electrocuted, tree, guy, electric shock
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313024523 Fatality Electric Shock Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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