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Accident: 202250981 - Employee In Boom Electrocuted When Head Contacts Power Line

Accident: 202250981 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 12/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30596670712/05/20021521J.T. Remodeling
On December 5, 2002, Employee #1 was maneuvering a J.L.G. extendable boom aerial lift between a house and overhead power lines in preparation for installing a 4 ft by 8 ft window. He stopped the lift to check how close the boom was from the bottom wire. When he raised his head to check, he contacted the 14,400-volt tip wire. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, mech mat handling, truck boom, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other $50,000 to $250,000 3 24 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305966707 Fatality Electric Shock Carpenter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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