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Accident: 86614.015 - Employee Contacts High Voltage Power Line, Is Electrocuted,

Accident: 86614.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 06/28/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1158381.01506/28/2016Florida Testing And Environmental, Inc.
On June 28, 2016, an employee was test drilling for sinkhole activity when conta ct was made with an overhead high voltage power line. A locally made drilling ma chine that did not have a model or serial number available for identification wa s used. The employee received electrical shock from contacting a 7,026 volt, ov erhead power line, receiving severe internal injuries. The employee then crawled five to six feet to escape the hazard, collapsed, and went into cardiac arrest. The employee never regained consciousness before dying from his injuries on Ju ly 7, 2016.
Keywords: electrocuted, power lines
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1158381.015 36 M Fatality Drilling and boring machine operators

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