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Accident: 200625226 - Two Employees Contact Power Line And Are Electrocuted

Accident: 200625226 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 03/21/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31311461303/23/20091721Ojs Painting
On March 21, 2009, Employees #1 and #2 were painting an apartment complex. While working from a ladder to paint various levels of the apartment building, the ladder they were using came into contact with an overhead electrical power line. Both Employees #1 and #2 were electrocuted. Employees #1 and #2 were initially taken to UT Hospital for treatment, but were soon transferred Vanderbilt Hospital, where they were hospitalized and treated for electric shock.
Keywords: maintenance, building, ppe, electric cable, electrocuted, ladder, electric shock, painter, utility pole, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313114613 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
2 313114613 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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