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Accident: 100102656 - Employee Electrocuted When Crane Line Contacts Power Line

Accident: 100102656 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 03/19/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30533297503/19/20031611Ruhlin Co., The
On March 19, 2003, Employee #1 and coworkers were relocating precast concrete traffic barriers in the eastbound direction of I-7,6 near mile post 52. A barrier was lifted by a 35-ton RT65 Grove truck crane and was being pushed into position by two laborers on the ground when the crane's line contacted a 7,200-volt overhead power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted. Photographs from the Coroner's Office show burn marks that verify the electric current entered Employee #1 through his hands and exited to the ground through his feet.
Keywords: burn, clearance, overhead power line, crane boom, truck crane, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305332975 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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