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Accident: 113387.015 - Employee Is Shocked And Burned In Electric Arc

Accident: 113387.015 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 01/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1376561.01502/01/2019Modern Pump And Equipment Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on January 2, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a water and sewer line construction company, were cleaning up at the end of the work da y. Employee #1, grabbed onto the ball and wire rope of the crane operated by hi s coworker. Employee #1 used a chain on the crane's hook to lift the spool of w ire rope. During this process, he reduced the distance between the spool of wir e rope and a 19.9 phase 2 ground overhead power line. The power line arced acro ss to the wire, shocking both Employee #1 and the coworker. The coworker was no t injured. Employee #1, who was grabbing the crane hook, was shocked more sever ely. He was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of burns to his left wrist and hand and both feet.
Keywords: burn, cleaning, construction, crane ball, crane hook, electric arc, electric shock, foot, hand, housekeeping, overhead power line, wire rope, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1376561.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Installers And Repairers

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