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Accident: 201407236 - Employee Electrocuted When Excavator Strikes Power Line

Accident: 201407236 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 09/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30490658909/23/20041623Associated Constructors

On September 23, 2004, Employee #1 was installing a new culvert when the excavator contacted an overhead power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.

Keywords: clearance, excavation, installing, overhead power line, work rules, struck against, construction, trench, excavator
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304906589 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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