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Accident: 23995.015 - Employee Is Trimming Tree And Contacts Overhead Power Line A

Accident: 23995.015 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 07/30/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
549984.01508/01/2012Aaa Professional Lawn Care, Inc.
At approximately 12:00 a.m. on July 30, 2012, Employee #1 was trimming small bra nches from a tree. He was using an aluminum long reach pruner as he stood on an aluminum tripod orchard ladder. Several of these small branches were situated in close proximity to a 7,200 volt primary distribution wire that supplied power t o a residential neighborhood. While performing the trimming operation, Employee #1 struck the overhead power line with the blade end of the pruner. He suffered an electric shock and fell from the ladder to the ground with burns. Employee #1 died from electrocution.
Keywords: electrical, electrocuted, ladder, overhead power line, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 549984.015 23 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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