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Accident: 119474.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Crane Booms Strikes Power Line

Accident: 119474.015 -- Report ID: 0551702 -- Event Date: 08/28/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1427029.01508/30/2019Mclean County - Highway Dept
At 10:45 a.m. on August 28, 2019, an employee and a coworker were using an International Workstar truck with a PM industries Flatbed Crane Model 14023 E mounted just behind the cab to perform highway road sign post installation. The employee was moving the crane boom into position over a 14 foot tall post that was being installed and his coworker told him that he was getting close to the power lines. The coworker looked back at the employee and saw that he was shaking while holding the controls and sparks with flame were appearing from the outriggers where they were touching the blacktop pavement. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: struck against, crane boom, electrocuted, power lines
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1427029.015 41 M Fatality Electric Shock Highway Maintenance Worker FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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