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Accident: 202004289 - Employee Electrocuted When Chimney Liner Strikes Power Line

Accident: 202004289 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 02/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30537410002/14/20031711Al Lawrence And Sons Inc.
On February 13, 2003, Employee #1 and two coworkers were installing a 35 ft long by 5 in. diameter section of flexible stainless steel chimney liner, which was to be tied to a connector pipe attached to an existing heating unit. One coworker was on the roof, feeding in the liner; Employee #1 and the other coworker were in the basement, guiding it in. After inserting approximately 25 ft of the liner, the remaining 10 ft section contacted an energized 7-kilovolt AC overhead power line that was located between 3 and 4 ft from the chimmney. The coworker on the roof received an electric shock and was thrown from the liner; he suffered minor electrical burns to both of his hands and knees. Employee #1, who was guiding the liner, was electrocuted and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other coworker was not injured.
Keywords: clearance, installing, overhead power line, roof, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305374100 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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