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Accident: 85075.015 - One Employee Is Electrocuted Another Shocked When Dump Truck

Accident: 85075.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/11/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1140350.01503/12/2016161169974 - The Lane Construction Corporation
At approximately 2:05 pm on March 11, 2016, Employees #1 and #2 were paving a road in a residential neighborhood. A 1999 Mack dump truck, Model Number 600C was backed up to a paver. Employee #1 was standing next to the paver on the rear left side while holding on to the screed handle of the paver. Employee #1 was adjusting the amount of asphalt coming out of the paver. Employee #2 walked to the rear of the screed to dip his shovel into the solution. The dump truck and paver were directly beneath a 13,800V overhead power line. The dump truck bed contacted the overhead power line when it was raised to dump asphalt in the paver. Employee #1 was electrocuted and employee #2 was shocked. Employee #2 felt numbness on the left side for approximately 10 minutes.
Keywords: road paving, asphalt, electric shock, overhead power line, electrocuted
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1140350.015 36 M Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 1140350.015 56 M Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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