Friday, April 21, 2017

Dakota Marshall, 21, with Ski Masonry, electrocuted to death because the masonry restaoration scaffolding was too close to overhead electrical lines in Shadyside in Pittsburgh


A young worker died after "being exposed to electricity" Thursday morning at a house in Shadyside, a Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman said.

The victim was identified as Dakota Marshall, 21, of Ford City. He was with Ski Masonry, a masonry restoration specialist business out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An autopsy will determine the official cause of death. Pittsburgh police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were investigating.

A neighbor on Morewood Avenue said masons were working on the home's chimney, which is next to power lines. She saw first responders treating the victim on a scaffold before bringing the man down to take him to a hospital, where he died a little more than an hour later.

The scaffolding was so close to the electrical lines that Duquesne Light crews had to be called in to remove the scaffolding.

The house is empty while the owner, who does not live in Pennsylvania, is having work done on the home so it can be sold, the neighbor said.


Business Description
Ski Masonry is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This organization primarily operates in the Masonry and other Stonework business / industry within the Construction - Special Trade Contractors sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 5 years. Ski Masonry is estimated to generate $93,000 in annual revenues, and employs approximately 2 people at this single location.

Contact Information
Ski Masonry

442 Mower Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15239

Contact: Jeffrey Dzikowski
Title: Principal
Phone: 412-758-1772

Contact Information

5037 Bahama Drive , Pittsburgh, PA

Ski Masonry

5037 Bahama Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15239

(412) 758-1772

Masonry, Restoration

HIC #:


Masonry Restoration, Brick Stone And Block Pointing, Brick And Stone Cleaning, Chimney Repair, Brick Stone And Block Laying, More. We Can Match Mortar Color And Texture Better Than Anyone

Date:August, 2015
Source:Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General

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Permits (2)

2223 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Date: Jun 10, 2015

Permit type: Residential

Description: Masonry repairs rebuild chimney and relay coping stones

Valuation: $1,041,500

Client: Greenberg Irvin

Parcel #: 0087C00195000000

Permit #: 15-B-01699

2223 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Date: Mar 9, 2015

Permit type: Remodeling

Description: Repair masonry on 2 story structure

Valuation: $2,002,500

Client: Greenberg Irvin

Parcel #: 0087C00195000000

Permit #: 15-B-00565