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Accident: 200713816 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Insulation

Accident: 200713816 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 04/22/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31427339204/23/20101521Langford Construction, Inc.
A construction crew was installing metal siding, with radiant barrier insulation, to a large pole-shed-type building at rural site. One of the employees was working from the roof of the building, assisting another worker on the ground. They were installing insulation on the rear of the building. An overhead power line ran above the employee on the roof, 1.5 to 2.4 meters away. The employee shook out the insulation, and it contacted the power line, shocking the employee. He fell backwards and then fell or slumped forward down the roof, falling approximately 4 meters to the ground. The injured worker was still breathing for about 10 minutes before losing consciousness. The employee was transported to the nearest medical facility, which was about 30 minutes away, and was pronounced dead on arrival. The employee had electrical burns on his hands and feet. The employee also sustained trauma and contusions to the head. (The original form did not indicate whether the employee died of electrocution or from injuries sustained in the fall.)
Keywords: head, overhead power line, electrical, e c, electric shock, fall, thermal insulation
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314273392 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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