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Accident: 105694.015 - Employee Incurs Shocks And Burns When Contacting Power Lines

Accident: 105694.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 05/17/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1317009.01505/18/2018Archer Daniels Midland Company
At 8:00 a.m. on May 17, 2018, an employee was installing a nylon strap as a choker to a 5 inch steel pipe. A Terex crane was used in a attempt to lift an 18 foot long pipe. The boom of the crane was in proximity of the over head transmission lines. When the employee grabbed the ball/hook attached to the boom of the crane, it contacted 69 KV and 13.8 KV overhead power lines, resulting in shocks and burns.
Keywords: crane, electric shock, overhead power line
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1317009.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Sheet metal workers FallDist:
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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