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Accident: 202455978 - Employee Is Shocked By Overhead Power Line

Accident: 202455978 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 11/03/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31337990111/03/20091799Mark Beamish Waterproofing, Inc.
On November 3, 2009, Employee #1 and a coworker were working from an articulating aerial lift. The aerial device was manufactured by JLG, Inc., Model Number E400AJPN, and Serial Number 0300112827. They were waterproofing a multi-story building. High voltage conductors rated at 39,800 volts phase to ground and 69,000 volts phase to phase were located 12 ft away from the face of the building and 5 ft above the roof. Employee #1 was operating the controls and was moving the basket away from the building. He was facing the building and was shocked when his back contacted the overhead power line. He was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: shock, overhead power line, equipment operator, electric shock, aerial lift, backing up
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 4 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313379901 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Waterproofing
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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