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Accident: 126681.015 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Crane Contacts Overhead Power

Accident: 126681.015 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 06/02/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1477521.01506/04/2020Department Of The Army
At 2:00 p.m. on June 2, 2020, Employee # 1 was directing a crane which was movin g a piece of material. A coworker, operating the crane, was watching hand signa ls from Employee # 1, who was on the ground. While the coworker was booming up, the load shifted in the chain sling, causing the load to sway. Employee # 1 reac hed out to stabilize the load with his hands. He was electrocuted when he touche d the load. He suffered an electrical shock from the overhead power lines and wa s killed.
Keywords: crane, crane operator, electric shock, electrocuted, hand, load shift, power lines, signalman, sling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1477521.015 60 M Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations

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