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Accident: 14565790 - No Injuries When Truck Boom Catches Overhead Wires

Accident: 14565790 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 04/09/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
254810504/10/19867359Mc Atee Equipment Company

Employee #1 was assigned to move three concrete barriers from the northeast corner of the intersection of two roads, and to deliver them to a site approximately 1/4 mile east of one of the roads. The loading was done with a knuckle boom crane mounted on a flatbed truck. After loading the barriers onto the flatbed truck, Employee #1left the boom in an elevated position and drove under high power lines and a telephone cable that was attached to the same poles. The boom snagged the telephone cable, putting stress on the poles and causing them to snap off. No one was injured

Keywords: crane boom, work rules, caught by, driver, flatbed truck, utility pole, crane, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2548105 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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