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Accident: 14347520 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Trailer

Accident: 14347520 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 12/20/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
208463012/23/19864212Diversified Support Services
AN EMPLOYEE HAD PARKED HIS DUMP TRAILER TRUCK ON A ROAD WITHIN THE PLANT GROUNDS. HE RAISED THE DUMP TRAILER TO CLEAN IT OF WATER AND DEBRIS FROM THE PREVIOUS NIGHT. HE WAS READYING THE TRAILER FOR A LOAD OF ASPHALT MIX. HE HAD PARKED THE TRAILER DIRECTLY UNDER A 7620-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE THAT HAD BEEN INSTALLED JUST 4 DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. THE OVERHEAD LINE WAS 27 FEET, 8 INCHES FROM THE GROUND. HE HAD RAISED THE TRAILER INTO THE OVERHEAD LINE, AND THEN HE APPARENTLY TRIED TO LOWER IT AGAIN WHILE HE WAS STANDING ON THE GROUND. AS HE TOUCHED THE HOIST CONTROL, WHICH WAS LOCATED INSIDE THE TRUCK CAB, HE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, e gi ia, dump truck, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2084630 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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