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Accident: 201391588 - Employee Is Electrocuted By Downed Power Line

Accident: 201391588 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 09/05/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30882738509/05/20070783Westside Forestry
On September 5, 2007, Employee #1 was working as part of a crew that was removing dead trees near an overhead power line. A coworker cut a dead branch which fell on a guy. Employee #1 was removing the branch from the guy when the guy broke. It whipped up and struck the overhead power line. The energized power line broke and fell to the ground. Current passed through the wet grass and electrocuted Employee #1.
Keywords: shock, overhead power line, electrocuted, tree, guy, electric shock, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308827385 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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