Teen Roofer Electrocuted when Ladder Contacts High Voltage Power Line
Kentucky Case Report: 18KY054
Release Date: January 16, 2019
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At 12:15 pm on Monday, September 10, 2018, a 16-year-old male roofer (the victim) was killed when the metal ladder he was holding while on the ground contacted a high voltage line above him. On October 1, 2018, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program was notified of the incident via an online news source. On October 2, 2018, the Kentucky FACE investigator conducted a site visit. Photographs of the incident site and witness statements were taken at that time.