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Accident: 88085.015 - Roofer Killed When Ladder Contacted An Overhead Power Line

Accident: 88085.015 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 08/18/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At 8:14 a.m. on August 18, 2016, an employee was erecting an aluminum ladder to paint a metal roof when it contacted an overhead power line. The employee was e lectrocuted and died.
Keywords: electrocuted, ladder, power lines, roofer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1173213.015 18 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting

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