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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138467.015 Event: 08/24/2021Two Employees Are Electrocuted After Lightning Strike, One I
At approximately 11:10 a.m. on August 24, 2021, Employee # 1 and Employee # 2 we re working from fiberglass stepladders to install framing materials within a par tially finished post-frame building when lightning struck nearby area(s). Emplo yee #1 was found on the ground and unresponsive. Emergency medical services wer e contacted and lifesaving measures were attempted, however, Employee # 1 died. Employee # 2 sustained third-degree electrical burn injuries to the arm(s), was transported to a hospital, and admitted to inpatient services to receive treatm ent.
Keywords: arm, burn, electrocuted, installing, lightning, unresponsive
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1549505.015 Fatality Carpenter
2 1549505.015 Hospitalized injury Carpenter

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