Dump Truck Operator Electrocuted After Truck Bed Contacts High Voltage Line
Kentucky Case Report: 18KY024
Release Date: November 12, 2018
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On June 22, 2018, a 61-year-old dump truck owner-operator was transporting crushed rock to fill a sinkhole, when he raised the bed of the dump truck and contacted high voltage power lines, resulting in a rear tire catching fire. As the dump truck operator attempted to exit the vehicle, he stepped off the metal running board while holding onto the side of the truck, and was electrocuted.