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Accident: 202648192 - Employee Is Shocked In Contact With Overhead Power Line

Accident: 202648192 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/14/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351468910/21/20111771Performance Concrete Construction Inc
At approximately 8:12 a.m. on October 14, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a mason for his employer, a concrete pour construction contractor. Employee #1 was assigned the task of leveling and smoothing the wet concrete that had been poured on a second-floor deck at a residential property. Employee #1 was using a fresno (also called a bull float) with approximately 18-foot long aluminum handle. He inadvertently contacted the aluminum handle of the fresno with an overhead 12 KV power line and experienced a severe electric shock. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital where he had the first and fifth toes on his right foot amputated. Employee #1 also received a serious burn injury to the sole of his left foot.
Keywords: burn, concrete form work, amputated, overhead power line, electric shock, toe, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313514689 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters FallDist:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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