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Accident: 200513844 - Employee Electrocuted When Boom Contacts Power Line

Accident: 200513844 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 09/07/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30936216809/08/20051623Infrasource Underground Construction Services Llc

At approximately 7:50 a.m. on September 7, 2005, Employee #1 was part of a three-man crew installing earth anchors at the base of an overhead power line pole. He inserted a metal anchor rod into the anchor wrench that was attached to the boom on a digger/derrick truck. The boom was also in contact with an energized 14,400-volt overhead line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.

Keywords: boom truck, derrick truck, overhead power line, power line worker, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309362168 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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