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Accident: 41140.015 - Employee Contacts Overhead Power Line, Falls From Ladder, An

Accident: 41140.015 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 09/19/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
654578.01509/19/2012Jb Construction
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 19, 2012, Employee #1 was climbing an ex tension ladder and guiding a 4 ft by 8 ft sheet of plywood . The plywood sheet w as hoisted to an open section of a second story roof by a section of rope. As Em ployee #1 climbed the ladder, he contacted an energized overhead power line tha t was running parallel to the south side of the house and was measured approxima tely 12 in. from the ladder. The line voltage was 7,200 volts. The power lines w ere not guarded or otherwise made safe. After contacting the power lines, Employ ee #1 fell approximately 22 ft to the sidewalk. He sustained internal bleeding f rom blunt trauma to the head and torso and an electrical burn on the right index finger and is killed.
Keywords: electrical, fall, ladder, power lines, residential construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 2 24 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 654578.015 50 M Fatality Roofers FallDist: 22
Cause: Roofing

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