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Accident: 202573846 - Employee Sustains Electric Shock

Accident: 202573846 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 03/09/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31281894103/10/20091771H Parker Paving Inc
On March 9, 2009, Employee #1, with a paving company, was preparing to pave a driveway by relocating a guy for a power line pole. After several unsuccessful attempts to dig up the wire's ground anchor, he used a hacksaw to cut the wire. When the wire was free, Employee #1 grabbed the guy, which was in contact with an overhead power line (approximately 14,964 volts). He was shocked and thrown back approximately 10 ft, sustaining entry wounds on his left hand and exit wounds on both feet. Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and later that day was transferred to Crozer Burn Center, where he was admitted for treatment. The employer/owner was on site supervising the work and witnessed the accident.
Keywords: anchor, burn, overhead power line, lockout, guy, electric shock, hand tool, hand, foot, road paving
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312818941 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Paving
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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