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Accident: 202081055 - Employee Sustains Electrical Burns

Accident: 202081055 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 07/01/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31568507307/01/20111799Rite Lite Signs, Inc.
On July 1, 2011, Employee # 1 and a coworker were installing signs from the ground using a boom truck to lift and position the signs. Employee #2 was using the controls at the back of the truck to extend the boom and it contacted an overhead power line (13.8 kV). Employee #1 received second and third degree burns to 75 percent of his body.
Keywords: burn, electric sign, electric shock, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 35
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315685073 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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