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Accident: 14242093 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 14242093 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 01/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12266968201/21/19971542D.R.B. Boring & Drilling Construction Company
An employee directed a crane operator to position his hydraulic boom near a 13-kilovolt overhead power line. The operator dropped the load line, hook, and sling onto a section of 945-millimeter-diameter steel casing. Two other employees each took a leg of the two-legged steel alloy sling while the load line or the boom of the crane was in contact with the power line. One of the two employees received an electric shock and was thrown clear. The other was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, electric shock, load line, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 122669682 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use
2 122669682 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Electrocution from equipment installation/tool use

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