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Inspection: 102030863 - Springfield Hospital Center

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 2

Nr: 102030863Report ID: 0352420Open Date: 04/30/1986

Springfield Hospital Center
2nd Main Sts
Sykesville, MD 21784
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9211/Courts
Mailing: 201 W Preston Sts, Baltimore, MD 21202

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:StateGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/30/1986
Emphasis: L:9211Close Case:05/27/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360746952    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 704205Event: 04/29/1986Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Ladder
Two roofers were installing aluminum facing over an existing wood soffit located under the eaves of a roof. The employees were using a 12.2-meter-long metal extension ladder to reach the work area. They had finished one area and had to move and extend the ladder to reach an area closer to the peak of the roof. The base of the ladder was 2.4 meters from the house, and a 7600-volt overhead power line was located 2.8 meters from the eaves and 9 meters above the ground. One of the employees was standing on the ground at the base of the ladder steadying it, while his coworker stood on the second or third rung of the ladder to extend it. The top of the ladder contacted the power line. The coworker was able to jump off the ladder, but the employee holding the ladder received an electric shock. He also sustained burns over 33 percent of his body, including his hands, chest, arms, and back. He was hospitalized for his injuries at a burn center.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, ladder, metal ladder, electric shock, e gi ib
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102030863 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Roofers
2 102030863 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported
3 102030863 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction trades, n.e.c.
4 102030863 Hospitalized injury Fracture Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics
5 102030863 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
6 102030863 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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