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Accident: 201363777 - Employee Is Killed By Electrocution

Accident: 201363777 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 01/04/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31530640701/04/20121623Mdr Construction, Inc.
On January 4, 2012, Employee # 1 was working as a Journeyman Lineman. He lifted a 59 inch long armor-rod up out of his bucket and pass it (slide it) along the new field phase over to his coworker in another bucket on the South side of a C-2-2 configured pole. Employee # 1 was electrocuted when the armor-rod contacted the old energized conductor. Plus the employee was not wearing insulating gloves.
Keywords: elec insulation, glove, electrocuted, electric shock, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 39 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315306407 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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