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Accident: 50986.015 - Employee Strikes A Power Line And Is Killed

Accident: 50986.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 08/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
933934.01508/21/2013T-5 Construction Inc

At 8:15 a.m. on August 21, 2013, Employee #1 was rotating the turntable of a Kam atsu 270 excavator as lubricant was being applied. Prior to rotating the turn t able, the boom and bucket were lifted seven feet to clear any obstructions aroun d the vehicle, and to make it easier to lubricate. As Employee #1 began to spin the turn table clockwise, the right-side knuckle of the boom struck a 7,200 KV p ower line which was above the excavator. Employee #1 was electrocuted and kille d.

Keywords: boom, electrical, excavator, lubricating, power lines, rotating parts, struck against, voltage backfeed

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 933934.015 51 M Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy

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