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Accident: 201408440 - Employee Is Killed When Struck Against Electrical Power Line

Accident: 201408440 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 09/29/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31333601809/29/20111761Integral Bldrs Llc
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on September 29, 2011, Employee #1 and three coworkers, all construction laborers, were installing a new metal roof on a pole building with a peak height of 15 feet. A 4,800-volt power line was located near the structure, approximately 4.25 feet from the rake edge, and approximately 7 feet above the eave's edge of the roof. He was installing an 18-ft section of metal trim on the northwest side of the rake edge. A coworker heard a buzzing sound, went to investigate, and found Employee #1 lying on the ground, unresponsive, along with the section of metal trim. Employee #1 and the section of metal trim showed evidence of contact with the energized electrical power line. He was dead at the site. .
Keywords: roof, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313336018 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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