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Accident: 14408223 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 14408223 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 01/21/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11625827801/23/19971623Red Simpson, Inc.
A power line crew was replacing a broken utility pole. One of the employees on the crew was standing on the side of the digger derrick, holding onto the side of the truck with both hands. A second employee was reaching into the cab of the truck with his right knee touching the running board. The ground was wet from a rain and ice storm. As he was positioning the boom of the derrick, the operator brought the boom into contact with a 13.2-kilovolt overhead power line. The employee at the side of the truck was electrocuted. The employee reaching into the truck received an electric shock and burns on his knee and foot. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, derrick truck, overhead power line, electrical, boom, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116258278 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
2 116258278 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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