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Accident: 201955838 - Employee Is Electrocuted After Contacting Power Line

Accident: 201955838 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 08/18/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31362545108/18/20091623Brock & Sons, Inc.
On August 18, 2009, Employee #1, a construction worker, and other two crew members were installing a 230-ft television cable line in a residential neighborhood. Employee #1 was working from an aerial lift, which was mounted on a truck. During the course of work, Employee #1's hard hat made contact with an overhead 7,200-V power line. Employee #1 was exposed to an electrical shock and was killed. Neither the aerial lift nor the hard hat was rated for the work on or near the electrical power lines. The lift had a number of stencils advising on hazards associated with overhead power lines.
Keywords: shock, hard hat, installing, communication cable, electrocuted, construction, truck, electric shock, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313625451 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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