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Accident: 200678167 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Painting Building Exterior

Accident: 200678167 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 09/30/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31426571109/30/20101721Complete Concrete & Painting, Llc
At approximately 9:28 a.m. on September 30, 2010, Employee #1 and a coworker were working from a suspended scaffold to paint a residential building. As Employee #1 used an extendable roller pole to reach the top of the building, the pole contacted an overhead power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted. The accident investigation revealed that Employee #1 had not been given training regarding safety procedures while working within 10 feet of power lines.
Keywords: electrocuted, elec circ part--misc, painter, utility pole, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314265711 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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