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Accident: 201066198 - Employee Injured When Aerial Bucket Contacts Power Line

Accident: 201066198 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/04/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30079326203/04/20031793J And S Glazing
On March 4 2003, Employee #1, of J & S Glazing, was using a 40 ft JLG 400S arial lift truck to install windows at the site of a new two-story commercial building. The operator moved the bucket too close to the 12,000-volt overhead power line and it contacted one of the phase conductors. Employee #1 received an electric shock and sustained burns to both arms, internal injuries, and damage to his eyesight.
Keywords: burn, eye, clearance, overhead power line, work rules, struck against, construction, electric shock, arm, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300793262 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Glaziers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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