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Accident: 202635116 - Employee Is Shocked While Installing Street Light

Accident: 202635116 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 02/08/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11968022102/08/20121731M Construction & Design Inc.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on February 8, 2012, Employee #1 and a crew of three employees were installing a street light pole in front of a residential home. They were using an Altec bucket truck with material handling to lift the light pole into place. While moving the pole, employee was using a shovel with a wooden handle to rotate the pole and the coworker was repositioning the pole using his hands. The pole (mission bell) came in contact with 12,000 kilovolt power line at the same time the employee was making contact. Employee #1 received an electrical shock.
Keywords: installing, electrocuted, streetlighting, elec utility work, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 28
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119680221 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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