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Accident: 91073.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted By Contact With Overhead Power Line

Accident: 91073.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 11/19/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1194889.01512/02/2016Randolph'S Mobile Home Movers, L.L.C.
At 3:00 p.m. on November 19, 2016, an employee climbed on top of the roof of a m obile home that was in tow. The employee grabbed an ATT/Comcast line with his h and to raise it so the top of the mobile home could pass underneath it. After t he employee raised the lines, he stood up and the back of his head touched an en ergized overhead power line nearby, resulting in an exposure to live current, ca using the employee's clothes to catch fire and knocking the employee down from t he roof onto the street below. The employee was killed by high voltage electric al current and the fall from elevation.
Keywords: electrical, fall, power lines
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1194889.015 55 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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