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Accident: 200690477 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200690477 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 07/05/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30404149407/06/20011623Odf Contractors

Employee #1 was working for a contractor that specialized in water, sewer, pipeline, and communications and power line construction. He was standing in the bucket of an excavator, at a height of approximately 4.3 meters, tying conductors together with rope. The operator of the excavator moved the excavator's arm (or boom) next to the conductors, so that Employee #1 could reach them. The arm came in contact with an overhead power line at the top of a pole, and the excavator's arm was now at the potential of the conductor. Employee #1 grabbed a cable television cable, and when he leaned back against the excavator arm, he was electrocuted. His body fell approximately 3 meters to the ground, landing face down.

Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, telecom work, boom, e tc, electrocuted, excavator, fall

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304041494 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations

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