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Accident: 200901221 - Employee Electrocuted When Nearby Boom Strikes Power Line

Accident: 200901221 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 04/30/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30377398004/30/20031611Reeves Construction Company, Inc.

On April 30, 2003, Employee #1, a truck driver, was standing nearby as an equipment operator used a crawler excavator to remove steel posts and metal sections of guardrails as part of a highway expansion project. During the work process, a section of the excavator's arm or boom contacted a 46,000-volt overhead transmission line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.

Keywords: highway, overhead power line, boom, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, excavator, truck driver
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303773980 Fatality Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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