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Accident: 202676045 - Construction Helper Is Electrocuted While Erecting Scaffold

Accident: 202676045 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/15/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31724977903/17/20141799Curtis Beresford Dba Full Service Scaffold
On March 14, 2014, Employee #1, a construction helper employed by a contractor doing business as Full Service Scaffold, was engaged in erecting a scaffold as part of an exterior painting project at a residential building. Employee #1's hand came into contact with overhead high-voltage power lines. Employee #1 was electrocuted. This fatality was investigated by Cal/OSHA.
Keywords: erection process, installing, overhead power line, electrocuted, construction, electric shock, painter, hand, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317249779 Fatality Electric Shock Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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