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Accident: 200626166 - Employee Contacts Power Line And Is Electrocuted

Accident: 200626166 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 05/23/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31568553705/25/20110783Frank Cross Dba Cross Cut Tree Service
On May 23, 2011, Employee #1 and coworkers were cutting down trees at a residence. The trees were approximately 4 ft away from energized overhead power lines. Employee #1 had climbed one of the trees in order to hook up a tag line. He was approximately 3 ft away from the power line. Employee #1 unhooked his positioning device, a flip line, so that he could descend the tree below the cut line. When he unhooked the flip line, it swung around and contacted a 13,200 volt power line, and he was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrocuted
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315685537 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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