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Accident: 201073087 - Employee'S Window Cleaning Tool Stikes Power Line

Accident: 201073087 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081859609/12/20087349Lwc Services Dba Lily'S Window Cleaning
At approximately 4:12 p.m. on September 3, 2008, Employee #1 was at a residence, washing the exterior windows. A metal tool he was using came into contact with overhead high voltage electrical lines carrying approximately 12,000 volts of electricity. The electricity entered the employee's body through both hands that were on the metal tool, and exited through his right hip and toe that were in contact with the building structure. As a result of the exposure to the high voltage electricity the sustained serious permanent bodily injury, including internal injuries and amputation of both hands. Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to UCSD Burn Center in San Diego, California where he was hospitalized.
Keywords: window washer, electrocuted, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310818596 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance

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