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Accident: 105711.015 - Employee Is Shocked While Grasping Jersey Barrier Clamp

Accident: 105711.015 -- Report ID: 0216000 -- Event Date: 01/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1287795.01501/12/2018Ee Cruz & Company Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on January 11, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a cons truction company, were working on a highway maintenance/repair project. The cow orker operating a 12-foot high rough terrain crane to lift a jersey barrier onto a flatbed truck, while Employee #1 was grasping the jersey barrier clamp, which was connected to the crane boom's whip line, and guiding the jersey barrier. Th e distance from the ground up to the lowest electrical conductor was approximate ly 20 feet, leaving a clearance of 8 feet between the crane and the conductor. A s Employee #1 held onto the metal clamp, he sustained an electrical shock. Emerg ency services were called and, upon arrival, Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he was admitted and received treatment for electrical shock.
Keywords: boom, clearance, construction, crane, electric conductor, electric shock, hand, highway, material handling, traffic control
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation   8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1287795.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Crane and tower operators FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection

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