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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1470739.015 - Heidy Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Providence

Nr: 1470739.015Report ID: 0112300Open Date: 03/20/2020

Heidy Construction, Inc.
224 Melrose Street
Providence, RI 02907
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238350/Finish Carpentry Contractors
Mailing: 640 Public Street, Providence, RI 02907

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/20/2020
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:06/23/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1583226    
 Referral1556292 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125857.015Event: 03/20/2020Employee Dies After Electric Shock
At 2:39 p.m. on March 20, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was painting the exterior of an existing two-story multifamily residential structure. As he moved an aluminum extension ladder away from the structure, the wind caught the ladder, and the ladder made contact with a nearby primary electrical power line. Electric current flowed through the ladder to the employee, who sustained an electric shock. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treatment was begun. Employee #1 died from his injuries.
Keywords: painter, high wind, overhead power line, residential construction, extension ladder, contact, electric current, electric shock, windy
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1470739.015 Fatality Electric Shock Carpenters

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