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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 t he Weiler E1250A material transfer vehicle, serial number 1063, to push a Wester n 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 leve l 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 lin e fell on top of the employee.
Keywords: dump truck bed, electrocuted, overhead power line, power lines, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1225135.015 48 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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