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Accident: 94858.015 - Employee Is Shocked When Ladder Touches Power Line

Accident: 94858.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1226062.01504/12/2017Amg Sign Company Inc.
At 11:08 a.m. on April 10, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a sign company, were on a building roof and preparing to hang an advertising sign. Employee #1 used a rope to hoist an aluminum ladder up from the alley. He then grabbed the upper end of the ladder and began to walk backwards while dragging the ladder along the parapet wall. The lower end of the ladder rose up and made contact with an energized high voltage power line operating at 4,800 volts that was in proximity to the building. Employee #1 sustained an electric shock. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple burns.
Keywords: burn, power lines, roof, installing, electric shock, hoist, ladder, material handling, electrocuted, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1226062.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction Laborer

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