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Accident: 14349351 - Electric Shock - Contact With Power Line Thru Truck Boom

Accident: 14349351 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/26/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
116440906/28/19843444Lee Sheet Metal Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
122523406/29/19849224Bolivar County Fire Department
A VOLUNTEER FIREMAN, USING NORMAL FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT, WAS ATTEMPTING TO PUT OUT A TRUCK FIRE THAT HAD STARTED WHEN THE TRUCK'S BOOM MADE CONTACT WITH AN OVERHEAD POWER LINE. HE WAS STANDING ON THE FRONT BUMPER ATTEMPTING TO OPEN THE HOOD TO EXTINGUISH A FIRE UNDER THE HOOD. THE EMPLOYEE HAD ASSUMED THAT POWER WAS SHUT OFF TO THE FEEDER LINE WHERE CONTACT HAD BEEN MADE. WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO RAISE THE HOOD TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE, CONTACT BETWEEN THE BOOM AND POWER LINE WAS REESTABLISHED BECAUSE OF THE MOTION OF THE VEHICLE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED. A SECOND EMPLOYEE RECEIVED MINOR BURNS.
Keywords: firefighter, boom truck, overhead power line, electrical, e gi ia, burn, boom, electrocuted, fire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1164409 Occupation Not Listed
2 1225234 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
3 1225234 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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