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Accident: 202545232 - Employee Receives Electric Shock By Power Line And Dies

Accident: 202545232 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/27/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486546007/27/20130783Jose Aguilar Dba Jose Aguilar Landscaping
At approximately 8:25 a.m. on July 27, 2013, Employee #1, a gardener, was involved in landscape maintenance and trimming a tree. As he cut one of its branches, the branch fell and struck an energized 16,000-volt overhead electric power line. The line rested against the branch that he was in contacted with, causing an electric shock. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: overhead power line, struck against, tree, electric shock, falling object, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314865460 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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