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Accident: 200925980 - Employee Is Killed, Cause Is Undetermined

Accident: 200925980 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 08/10/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31456096208/10/20101731A & B Aerial Services
On August 10, 2010, Employee #1, of A & B Aerial Services, was working from a bucket truck pulling communication cable through a busy tree and was within 4 to 5 ft of an overhead high voltage line. Fellow coworkers heard Employee #1 make a guttural noise. The foreman called to him, but he did not respond. He was observed standing/leaning back in the bucket and after calling to him several more times. The bucket was lowered and the crew removed him. Employee #1 was reportedly breathing and had a pulse but remained unresponsive. Chest compressions were started, and emergency services were called. Employee #1 was taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Shenandoah Valley Power found no evidence that Employee #1 made contact with their lines and found no burn marks on the ground. The cause of death was undetermined.
Keywords: burn, communication cable, electrocuted
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314560962 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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