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Accident: 14350110 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Crane

Accident: 14350110 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 05/24/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
115912805/29/19841791Steel Systems Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
115913605/29/19841542Virgil Berry Construction Co Inc
ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE AT AN OCCUPIED MANUFACTURING PLANT, A PITMAN HYDRA-LIFT TRUCK CRANE WAS BEING USED TO MOVE STRUCTURAL STEEL FROM A STORAGE AREA TO THE SLAB FOR THE PLANT ADDITION. A 34-FOOT-LONG STEEL TRUSS WAS HOISTED FOR PLACEMENT ONTO THE FLATBED OF THE TRUCK CRANE. TWO WORKERS HELD THE TRUSS (ONE AT EACH END) TO STEADY IT AND TO GUIDE IT ONTO THE TRUCK. WHEN THE CRANE OPERATOR ANGLED THE BOOM UPWARDS, IT CONTACTED A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, WHICH WAS 23 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE TWO WORKERS HOLDING ONTO THE STEEL TRUSS WERE ELECTROCUTED. THE GRASS AROUND THE TWO OUTRIGGERS CAUGHT FIRE, BUT THE CRANE OPERATOR WAS NOT INJURED. PERSONS ON THE SITE WERE NOT TRAINED CONCERING THE REQUIRED SAFE CLEARANCE DISTANCES.
Keywords: erection process, overhead power line, electrical, e c, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, construction, steel erection, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1159128 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 1159128 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
3 1159136 Occupation Not Listed

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