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Accident: 202369443 - Employee Is Eletrocuted When Tree Limb Contacts Power Line

Accident: 202369443 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 10/15/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31654090510/15/20129512Dnr Northeast Region
On October 15, 2012, Employee #1, Department of Correction (DOC), was performing tree-thinning activities with inmates that were working in a Class IV Community Work Industries program, under the direction of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The inmates were thinning a tree when a limb fell into an 115KV power line. The tree limb struck Employee #1 and his body was exposed to the downed power line. The employee was electrocuted and transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: electrocuted, limbing, tree, electric shock, falling object, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316540905 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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