Electrical hazards run the gamut
A firefighter in Kentucky is electrocuted after contacting an overhead power line. A factory manager dies after bypassing lockout-tagout. A landscaper in Massachusetts working from a raised portable work platform is electrocuted when a pole saw contacts an overhead power line. A California tree trimmer is electrocuted when a tree branch falls onto energized electric power lines. Two propane gas supplier workers in Washington are electrocuted when boom truck crane's boom contacts 7,200 volt overhead power line.
One of the tasks of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is to conduct investigation of fatal occupational injuries through its Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program. The primary intent of this program is to provide interested users with access to the full text of hundreds of fatality investigation reports.
NIOSH compiles state FACE reports it gets from its Cooperative State partners.
Hispanic male farm laborer electrocuted in potato field.
Immigrant roofer electrocuted when an aluminum ladder platform hoist contacted overhead power line - Massachusetts.
Lineman electrocuted when he contacted 7,200-volt power line.
Roll-off container truck driver electrocuted when raised tilt frame contacted overhead line.
Out-of-state electrician electrocuted while restoring service at a personal residence.
Farm worker electrocuted while pressure-washing interior of swine barn.
Laborer dies when he falls 35 feet from a scaffold after being electrocuted - California.
Truck driver electrocuted when raised long-bed dump trailer contacted 4,800-volt overhead power line.
Apprentice electrician electrocuted while wiring an elevator disconnect switch - Massachusetts.
A hotel maintenance worker died from injuries received from an electrical flash.
Hispanic brick mason electrocuted when rerod contacts powerline.
Maintenance worker electrocuted while attempting to change a light bulb in Washington State.
Machine operator electrocuted while shoveling pellets.
Hispanic factory worker dies of burns after improperly testing a 480-volt electrical bus bar.
Worker electrocuted in bucket truck.
Two heavy equipment mechanics electrocuted while working on a large earth moving piece of construction equipment called a scraper.