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Accident: 200644201 - Lineman Dies From Burns When Aerial Lift Contacts Power Line

Accident: 200644201 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 07/30/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31237705408/12/20084911Online Electric, Inc.
On July 30, 2008, a journeyman lineman was in an aerial lift positioned over a 14-Kw electrical power line when the bucket contacted the primary line. The current flashed to a metal hydraulic fitting on the boom. The lineman suffered second- and third-degree burns on 40 percent of his upper body, and later died due to complications associated with his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, overhead power line, boom, electrician, struck against, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312377054 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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