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Accident: 14388821 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Crane Boom

Accident: 14388821 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 01/15/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10132758301/20/19881623Leon Riley Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10132756701/15/19881623Midview Xcavating Co.

A CREW OF THREE EMPLOYEES WAS USING AN R.O. STINGER II CRANE (MODEL NUMBER TO-125-1) MOUNTED ON A FORD LNT 8000 TANDEM AXLE TRUCK TO LOWER A HORIZONTAL BORING MACHINE INTO A PIT. THE CRANE WAS POSITIONED SO THAT A 10-FOOT CLEARANCE COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED FROM A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. AS THE BORING MACHINE WAS BEING MOVED, THE CRANE BOOM CONTACTED THE POWER LINE, AND ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND BURNS OVER 3 TO 5 PERCENT OF HIS BODY. THE INJURED EMPLOYEE WAS IN THE PIT GUIDING THE MACHINE INTO POSITION.

Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, e c, electric shock, crane

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101327583 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 101327567 Occupation Not Listed

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