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Accident: 114976.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Boom Contacts Power Line

Accident: 114976.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 03/28/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1389906.01503/29/2019South Texas Illumination Llc
At 5:10 p.m. on March 28, 2019, an employee was working on a crew that was taske d with pouring a cement foundation for high mast light poles. The employee was s tanding/sitting on the rear of a boom truck as the boom truck operator removed a 41.83 foot tremie pipe used to pour the cement. As the pipe was laid on the gr ound, the boom contacted a 7,620 Volt overhead power line. The boom truck was en ergized and the employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: boom, construction, electrocuted, overhead power line
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1389906.015 32 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete for piers, and pylons

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