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Accident: 107607.015 - Employee Is Not Injured When Striking Electric Pole With Dum

Accident: 107607.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 03/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1301107.01503/13/2018Perkins Trucking

At 10:45 a.m. on March 13, 2018, an employee was operating a dump truck. He had backed the dump truck into a site, dumped the dirt load, and was in the process of pulling forward when the raised dump bed caught a communication line. The em ployee drove the truck with raised dump bed for approximately 60 feet. Tension o n the line from the raised dump bed caused the pole to snap and the electric lin es to drop down onto the truck body. No personal injuries occurred.

Keywords: collision, communication cable, dump truck, dump truck bed, power lines, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   3 35

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1301107.015 66 M Non Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
Cause: Site grading and rock removal

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