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Accident Summary Nr: 202329272 - Employee Not Injured When Backhoe Strikes Power Line

Accident Summary Nr: 202329272 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 10/10/2001
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
30471003110/11/200116230Crouse Construction Co., Inc.

Abstract: On October 10, 2001, Employee #1, an operator/foreman, was using a tracked excavator to backfill a recently-installed pumping station. The knuckle of the backhoe struck an elevated 4160-volt power line, causing the lines to part and the fuse to trip. Employee #1 was not injured. The superintendent was at the site that morning and should have observed the location of the linesand taken appropriates steps to mitigate the hazard.

Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, electrical, work rules, struck against, earthmoving equip, elec circ part--misc, excavator, backhoe
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 304710031 Occupation not reported

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