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Accident: 87979.015 - One Employee Killed And One Employee Shocked While Moving Sc

Accident: 87979.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 05/31/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1172417.01508/11/2016David Weekley Homes
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1169913.01508/11/2016Leobardo Maravilla
At 6:00 p.m. on May 31, 2016, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were part of a crew of employees moving a 48-foot pump jack scaffold support leg. Employee #1, working from the ground, lifted the bottom of the scaffold leg. Employee #2 was working from an elevated box secured to the forklift forks of a Genie Rough Terrain Forklift, Model GTH844. Employee #2 held on to the upper section of the scaffold leg, while the employer operated the rough-terrain forklift. Employee #1 and employee #2 both received an electrical shock when the 48-foot scaffold support leg was moved within approximately 6 feet of 7.2 KV power lines overhead and Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: pump jack scaffold, power lines, overhead power line, powered industrial vehicle, electrocuted, electrical, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1172417.015 29 M Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall
2 1169913.015 29 M Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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