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Accident: 90471.015 - Two Employees Electrocuted From Energized Truck

Accident: 90471.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 11/08/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1190388.01511/10/2016Robert Zulauf
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on November 8, 2016, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were stringing a new fiber-optic cable. Employee #1 was working from the bucket when a high tension guy wire to nearby utility pole fell and come into contact with a 12kV distribution line as well as the bucket truck, energizing the trucks frame. Employee #1 fell out of the bucket and landed on the ground. Employee #2 went to help Employee #1 and was electrocuted when he came into contact with the trucks energized frame. Employee #1 was transported to an emergency hospital where both of his arms were amputated. Employee #2 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: broken cable, fall, power lines, amputation, electrocuted, construction vehicle, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1190388.015 32 M Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers
2 1190388.015 23 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

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