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Accident: 96017.015 - Employee Contacts Power Line And Sustains Electrical Burns

Accident: 96017.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1236860.01505/31/2017Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
At 11:15 a.m. on May 17, 2017, an employee was pruning tree limbs near a utility power line. The employee was working from an aluminum extension ladder and usin g a conductive pruning tool near the power line. During work, a tree limb and th e pruning tool came into contact with the 7,200kv power line. The employee susta ined electrical burns.
Keywords: chain saw, electrical, electrocuted, ladder, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1236860.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Timber cutting and logging occupations

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