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Accident: 202570339 - Employee Is Killed When Boom Basket Contacts Power Line

Accident: 202570339 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 04/10/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31686698704/12/20131741Eberhard Schommarz Dba Brick Doctor
On April 10, 2013, Employee #1 and a coworker were in a boom truck repairing a chimney when the basket came in contact with a 7,200 volt power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted and died at the scene.
Keywords: boom truck, repair, boom, electric cable, electrocuted, electric shock, chimney
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316866987 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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