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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200359727 Event: 11/20/2011Employee Is Killed When Ejected From Aerial Lift
Two power line workers were troubleshooting a blown fuse on a utility pole. They determined that the repair would take less than 15 minutes. For this period, company policy did not require the use of work-zone signs. The employees activated caution strobes on both of their trucks and completed the necessary repairs. As one of the workers was moving the boom on his aerial lift away from the pole, a tractor-trailer struck it. He was ejected and killed.
Keywords: ejected, traffic control, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, struck by, tractor trailer, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315962233 Fatality Other Electrical power installers and repairers

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