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Accident: 14449656 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Crane Boom

Accident: 14449656 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 08/26/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10456752408/27/19864789Armstrong Rigging And Erecting, Inc.
A STRUCTURAL METAL WORKER WAS INSTALLING AN OUTRIGGER PAD ON A 35-TON CRANE THAT WAS TO BE USED TO UNLOAD A 65-FOOT-LONG STAINLESS STEEL TANK. WHILE THE METAL WORKER WAS ADJUSTING THE PAD, THE CRANE OPERATOR RAISED THE BOOM SO THAT HE COULD SEE THROUGH THE BLOCKED SIDE OF HIS CAB AND LOCATE ANOTHER EMPLOYEE ADJUSTING THE OUTRIGGER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CRANE. THE BOOM CONTACTED AN 8000-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE METAL WORKER RECEIVED A SEVERE ELECTRIC SHOCK, LOST CONSCIOUSNESS, AND DIED 1 HOUR LATER. THE EMPLOYEE IN CONTACT WITH THE OTHER PAD ONLY FELT A TINGLE--HE WAS WEARING RUBBER OVERSHOES.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104567524 Fatality Electric Shock Structural metal workers

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