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Accident: 21095.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted While Feeding Tree Limbs Into Chipp

Accident: 21095.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 06/13/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
470638.01506/13/2012Guillemette Tree Service
On June 13, 2012, an employee was feeding tree limbs into a chipper. A crane operator was stacking logs perpendicular to wires and was closer than 10 feet on several occasions. The crane outrigger was in contact with the chipper and the crane rope contacted an overhead power line at 20kv. The employee was electrocuted as electricity flowed from the rope to the chipper, where he had hands on controls of chipper. The employee received burns on his hands and feet.
Keywords: chipper, electrocuted, hand, overhead power line, foot, crane, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 470638.015 55 M Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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