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Accident: 14234801 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Load Line

Accident: 14234801 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/02/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10749712504/02/19911389B & H Construction
AN OIL FIELD ROUSTABOUT CREW WAS MOVING AND ERECTING A THREE-TANK BATTERY EQUIPPED WITH A STAIRWAY AND A CATWALK. AN OPERATOR BACKED A GIN-POLE WINCH TRUCK INTO POSITION TO PERFORM THE LIFT. HE POSITIONED THE VEHICLE SO THAT THERE WAS ONLY ABOUT 8 INCHES OF CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE GIN POLES AND A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. AS ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES ATTACHED THE HOOK ON THE RIGGING LINE TO A STAIRWAY, THE UPPER PART OF THE WIRE ROPE CONTACTED THE POWER LINE. THE EMPLOYEE HOLDING THE RIGGING LINE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: derrick truck, overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, e gi ia, oil well servicing, load line
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107497125 Fatality Electric Shock Helpers, extractive occupations

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