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Accident: 201762721 - Employee Electrocuted Installing Advertising Sign

Accident: 201762721 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 08/12/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30859403508/12/20061799Ark-La-Tex Superior Signs
On August 12, 2006, Employee #1 was installing a sign outside a motel that was under construction. He was using a lift truck to access the electrical panel of the sign, which was energized by a portable generator from the truck. Employee #1 was inside the sign's access panel when his assistant noticed that he was not moving. The assistant disengaged the generator from the sign, climbed to the bucket, and found Employee #1 nonresponsive. He pushed Employee #1 into the bucket, lowered it to the ground, and called 911. Employee #1 was rushed across the street to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Keywords: electrical, electrocuted, struck against, construction, electrical work, elec circ part--misc, advertising sign
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308594035 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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