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Accident: 99082.015 - Painter Is Shocked When Lift Touches Power Line

Accident: 99082.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 09/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1265027.01509/18/2017Perfect Painting
At 10:00 a.m. on September 18, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a painting company, were working at a multiemployer construction project, a reside ntial building. Employee #1 was working from the basket of a JLG aerial lift an d painting the building's exterior fascia. Coworker #1 moved the lift basket, a nd the lift came into contact with a 13.2 kilovolt power line. Employee #1 sust ained an electric shock and burns. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for electric s hock and burns to his head and hands.
Keywords: aerial lift, burn, electric shock, electrocuted, elevated work platform, hand, head, painter, power lines, residential construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1265027.015 26 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting

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