Hispanic brick mason electrocuted when rerod contacts powerline.
NIOSH 2007 Feb; :1-5
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Michigan State University