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Accident: 51006.015 - Employee Touches Overhead Power Line And Is Electrocuted

Accident: 51006.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 06/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
912325.01506/11/2013Ww Enterprises
At 1:15 p.m. on June 9, 2013, an employee and a coworker were trying to access t he top floor to a building and needed to move the aerial lift basket. The emplo yee was in the lift basket and the coworker swung the boom while it was extended approximately 90 degrees. The employee was electrocuted when his head touched a 161,000 Volt power line that was overhead.
Keywords: aerial lift, electrical, electrocuted, overhead power line, power lines, residential construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 5 60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 912325.015 44 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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