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Accident: 200902450 - Two Employees Are Shocked Contacting Overhead Power Line

Accident: 200902450 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 12/21/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31099632712/23/20091761P & R'S Roofing, Llc
On December 21, 2009, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were moving a 24 ft long aluminum motor ladder. The motor ladder was leaning against a 16 ft high eave in the vicinity of a 14,400 volt overhead power line. The power line was 18 ft horizontally from the eave of the building at a height of 20 ft. They maneuvered the top of the ladder away from the building to a near vertical position. The motor ladder contacted the overhead power line and both employees were hospitalized due to electrical shock.
Keywords: overhead power line, ladder, struck against, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 17
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310996327 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source
2 310996327 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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