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Accident: 202633566 - Two Employees Are Electrocuted When Pipe Contacts Power Line

Accident: 202633566 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351276605/20/20110181P.B.Sod Farms
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on May 20, 2011, Employee #1 and #2 were moving aluminum irrigation piping that had a 3 in. diameter and 30.58 ft length. The employees raised the pipe and contacted a high voltage overhead power line at 12,000 volts and a height of 27.17 ft. Both employees were electrocuted and pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrocuted, struck against, metal pipe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313512766 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction
2 313512766 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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