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Accident: 14295836 - Electric Shock - Crane Boom Contact With Overhead Lines

Accident: 14295836 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/29/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1886556804/29/19871622B&B Tunnelling Inc
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE GUIDING A BORING MACHINE ONTO A STEEL TRACK LOCATED IN A 10-FOOT-DEEP BY 30-FOOT-LONG BY 12-FOOT-WIDE PIT. THE MACHINE WAS BEING TRANSPORTED BY A BLH LIMA 20-TON LATTICE BOOM TRUCK CRANE (MODEL 300T, SERIAL NUMBER 341-8). ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES WAS THE FOREMAN; THE OTHER WAS SIGNALING THE CRANE OPERATOR FROM INSIDE THE PIT. AS IT WAS MOVING, THE CRANE BOOM CONTACTED A 13-KILOVOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. (THE POSITION OF THE SUN MAY HAVE IMPAIRED THE VIEW OF THE POWER LINES.) THE FOREMAN WAS ELECTROCUTED. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE RECEIVED BURNS OF VARYING SEVERITY ON BOTH HIS HANDS.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, truck crane, electrocuted, e gi ia, electric shock, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18865568 Fatality Electric Shock Drillers, earth
2 18865568 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Drillers, earth

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