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Accident: 201363660 - Truck Driver Is Electrocuted By Power Line

Accident: 201363660 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 04/05/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31530240604/08/20114212Resourceful Environmental Services, Inc.
On April 4, 2011, a truck driver was loading a 20 yard dumpster onto the back of a truck. The driver was standing on the side of the truck operating levers to extend a tarp to cover the dumpster and the tarping arm came in contact with the overhead power line. The section of the tarping arm on the passenger side of the truck contacted a 7,800 volt power line, electrocuting the driver.
Keywords: insulator, electrocuted, dumpster, truck, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315302406 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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