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Accident: 85097.015 - Employee Is Killed By Overhead Power Line

Accident: 85097.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 05/05/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1145735.01505/05/2016Johnny Scott
At 11:24 a.m. on May 5, 2016, The owner and employee were standing at opposite s ides of an asphalt paver waiting for a dump truck to unload asphalt into the pav er. The owner was operating the paver and the employee was on the opposite side of the paver, observing and making sure the paver stayed full. The paver operat or motioned for the dump truck driver to unload the asphalt into the paver. Whe n the bed of the dump truck was raised, it made contact with an overhead power l ine (7,200 volt phase to ground) that was located approximately 16 feet, 4 inche s above ground level. The employee was electrocuted and killed.
Keywords: dump truck, electrical, electrocuted, power lines
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1145735.015 68 M Fatality Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
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Cause: Paving
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2 1145735.015 53 M Fatality Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
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Cause: Paving
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