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Accident: 95592.015 - Employee Is Struck By Overhead Power Lines And Is Electrocut

Accident: 95592.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1225135.01504/12/2017161170754 - King Asphalt Inc
At 3:52 p.m. on April 11, 2017, an employee was on the operator's station atop the Weiler E1250A material transfer vehicle, serial number 1063, to push a Western dump truck, model 4964F, loaded with asphalt. The employee was on the roof of a building guiding a coworker who was laying a second asphalt coating down on a 2-lane road. The coworker had the dump truck's bed raised to it's highest level of approximately 21 feet. The employee signaled to the coworker to lower the bed as it passed under some overhead power lines; however, the upper portion of the bed had already hit them. The power lines were pulled forward approximately 15-18 feet and broke. The employee was electrocuted when the primary power line fell on top of the employee.
Keywords: struck by, overhead power line, power lines, electrocuted, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1225135.015 48 M Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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