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Accident: 202343992 - Employee Electrocuted When Stepladder Contacts Power Line

Accident: 202343992 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 12/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30606018701/06/20031761J. Jacobs Roofing
On December 28, 2002, Employee #1 was on the roof of a row house, cutting strips of rubberized material prior to placement on the roof. He was apparently moving or repositioning a 40 ft fiberglass stepladder that he had used to access the roof when it contacted a 13-kilovolt power line hanging approximately 6 ft 4 in. above his head. Employee #1 was transported to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, roof, stepladder, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, manual mat handling
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 27 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306060187 Fatality Electric Shock Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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