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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201403912 - Employees Shocked When Lightning Strikes Nearby

Accident: 201403912 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 05/18/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12714089505/18/20001791National Riggers & Erectors Inc
Employees #1 through #6, were working 1,500 ft away from a building that was struck by lightning. The lightning was conducted underground to where they were working and gave them an electric shock. None of the workers required hospitalization.
Keywords: storm, conduit, construction, lightning, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127140895 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
2 127140895 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
3 127140895 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
4 127140895 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
5 127140895 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
6 127140895 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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