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Accident: 98403.015 - Worker Is Burned When Jackhammer Contacts Buried Power Line

Accident: 98403.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 08/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1257568.01508/23/2017Miller Pipeline, Llc
At 8:30 a.m. on August 16, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a pipeline constructio n company, was working at a job site. He was operating a 90-pound jackhammer an d breaking up concrete when the jackhammer came into contact with a 12,740-volt buried power line. Employee #1 was burned in the ensuing arc blast. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was a dmitted and treated for second and third degree burns.
Keywords: buried, burn, concrete, construction, electric arc, explosion, heat, jackhammer, pipeline, power lines
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1257568.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer

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