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Accident: 202570362 - Painter Is Electrocuted On Bridge Framework

Accident: 202570362 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 05/20/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31690985205/21/20131721Spartan Contracting Llc
At approximately 6:00 p.m. on May 20, 2013, Employee #1, a painter employed by Spartan Contracting LLC, was working as part of a painting crew. The crew was making preparations to paint the Glover Cary Bridge on Hwy 2262 in Owensboro, KY. The crew finished their work for the day. They were in the process of securing the area. Employee #1 returned to the bridge upper frame. He was electrocuted. He was found lying unresponsive on the catch net, just below the upper framework of the bridge. The subsequent investigation of this fatality determined that the employer had been contracted by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District II to do the bridge painting.
Keywords: maintenance, metal rail, shock, electrocuted, construction, lighting, electric shock, bridge, net, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316909852 Fatality Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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