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Accident: 200922524 - Landscaper Is Electrocuted When Pole Saw Hits Power Line

Accident: 200922524 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 04/09/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31438128604/09/20100783Larry'S Landscaping
On April 9, 2010, Employee #1 and the company owner were sitting in the crotch of a tree cutting branches with a powered pole saw when one of the branches broke. The saw contacted an overhead 19,900 volt power line. He was killed by the electric shock.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, tree limb, limbing, saw, electric shock, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314381286 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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