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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200150951 Event: 04/07/2005Two Electrocuted When Scaffold Pole Contacts Power Line
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on April 7, 2005, Employees #1 and #2 were installing vinyl siding at a house in Floral Park, NY. They were taking down 30 ft tall pump jacks when one of the poles struck the primary KeySpan wire, sending 7,620 volts of electricity through the pole to the ground. Employees #1 and #2 were electrocuted. They were transported by local fire department and EMS personnel to Winthrop University Hospital. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at 6:22 p.m. and Employee #2 was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, dismantling, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, pump jack scaffold, manual mat handling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307630863 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 307630863 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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