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Hispanic brick mason electrocuted when rerod contacts powerline.

Authors
Michigan State University
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 05MI065, 2007 Feb; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20034586
Abstract
On Friday, July 1, 2005, at approximately 12:20 p.m., a 36-year-old Hispanic brick mason was electrocuted. The decedent was attempting to insert a 20-foot 1/2-inch rerod down through a grouted brick wall he and his coworkers had constructed when the rerod contacted an energized, primary 4,800-volt single-phase powerline. Emergency personnel arrived shortly thereafter and transported the decedent to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Recommendations: 1. Employers should conduct a jobsite survey during the planning phases of a construction activity to develop a written accident prevention plan, to identify and remove potential hazards and to implement appropriate control measures for the hazards. 2. Employers should develop, implement and enforce comprehensive safety and safety training programs in the language of the workers that include training in hazard recognition and the avoidance of unsafe conditions. 3. Employees required to work from a scaffold should be trained by a person qualified in scaffold safety.
Keywords
Region-5; Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Safety-monitoring; Training; Work-areas; Work-operations; Work-performance; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-safety; Electrocutions; Safety-programs; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Publication Date
20070216
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
PB2009-100819
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-05MI065; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008466; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-521205
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MI; WV
Performing Organization
Michigan State University
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division