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Accident: 201751070 - Employee Electrocuted When Bull Float Strikes Power Line

Accident: 201751070 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 11/21/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30517215711/22/20021611Castle Rock Construction Company
On November 21, 2002, Employee #1 was using a metal bull float with a 19 ft handle to finish a concrete highway slab. As he was working, he raised the float and struck a 17 ft high energized power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted. The accident happened at the end of the day when it was dark, and no temporary lighting was installed. The electric lines, which provided power to a nearby residence, were not insulated.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, concrete float, extension handle, poor visibility
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305172157 Fatality Electric Shock Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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