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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200920601 - Employee Electrocuted When Lift Cage Contacts Power Line

Accident: 200920601 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 02/06/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30468962302/06/20021542A. W. Smith Iii Enterprises Inc.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on February 6, 2002, Employee #1, of A. W. Smith III Enterprises, Inc., was standing inside the cage of an aerial lift. He was preparing to mark a large metal sign at different heights to determine if the company was going to install a different type of sign. A coworker, who was also in the cage, was operating the aerial lift. Employee #1 was touching the sign when the cage contacted a 7,200-volt overhead power line located 8 ft 6 in. from the sign. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, advertising sign, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304689623 Fatality Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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