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Accident: 80760.015 - Employee Contacts Power Line And Is Killed

Accident: 80760.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 10/29/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1103493.01510/30/2015Pavement Conservation Specialist, Inc.
At 12:30 p.m. on October 29, 2015, an employee was delivering road debris from road construction project to private residence for land fill material. No witnesses observed the accident, but it appears that the employee was raising the bed of dump truck and snagged an overhead power line. The driver apparently put the lift mechanism back into neutral hold, and exited the cab then attempted to re-enter to retrieve the fire extinguisher since his front left tire was smoldering on fire. The overhead power line came into contact to with metal bed of dump truck sending uncontrolled electricity into frame of vehicle causing a fire. When employee tried to extinguish the fire or re-enter cab to lower bed he came into contact with truck metal and had his foot on the ground. The electrical shock entry appears to be on his hand and exited through his foot/boot or vice versa.
Keywords: accidental discharge, power lines, motor vehicle, construction vehicle, electrocuted, fire, material handling, electrical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Demolition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1103493.015 62 M Fatality Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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