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Laborer Dies When He Falls 35 Feet From a Scaffold After Being Electrocuted,California

California Case Report: 08CA006

SUMMARY

A 34-year-old male Hispanic laborer working for a solar energy company fell 35 feet from a scaffold to the ground below after being electrocuted. The victim was standing on the scaffold and lifting a 20-foot aluminum bracket from the ground. When the metal bracket reached the top of the scaffold, the victim pulled on one end of the bracket. The other end of the bracket contacted high voltage electrical lines approximately 10 feet away from the scaffold, and the victim was electrocuted. The victim fell from the scaffold approximately 35 feet to the ground below. The FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future electrocutions among solar energy workers:

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