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Accident: 31035.015 - Employees Receive Electrical Shock From Lightning Strike Whi

Accident: 31035.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 08/08/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
565098.01508/09/2012New-Tech Construction, Corporation
At 12:45 p.m. on August 8, 2012, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were working from a platform basket installing communication antenna equipment when the crane supporting the basket was struck by lightning. Both employees lost consciousness, received first-degree burns, and experienced residual neurological effects such as vertigo, memory loss, and headaches. Both employees were hospitalized and treated for their injuries.
Keywords: platform, unconsciousness, antenna, aerial lift, crane, headache, lightning, communication worker, communication tower, work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 190
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 565098.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Telecomm: Equipment Install/Repair, Not Line Installer
2 565098.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Telecomm: Equipment Install/Repair, Not Line Installer

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