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Accident: 202075289 - Employee Electrocuted When Metal Ladder Contacts Power Line

Accident: 202075289 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 02/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30617379002/13/20031721Interstate Painting Contractors, Llc
On February 13, 2003, Employee #1, a painter, was repositioning a partially extended 40 ft aluminum ladder. He was attempting to step around the base of another ladder when the top of the ladder he was carrying contacted a 24-kilovolt energized power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: extension ladder, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, manual mat handling, metal ladder, painter, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306173790 Fatality Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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