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Accident: 14494561 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 14494561 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 08/24/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
158047108/27/19844911Ozarks Electric Cooperative Corp
AN EMPLOYEE WAS HELPING TO LOWER THE BOOM OF AN A-FRAME HOISTING UNIT MOUNTED ON A 1983 FORD 1-TON UTILITY TRUCK. THE HOIST HAD BEEN USED TO SET A NEW UTILITY POLE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS STANDING ON THE GROUND, HOLDING ONTO A WIRE ROPE ATTACHED TO THE BOOM. AS HE WAS GUIDING THE BOOM, IT CAME IN CONTACT WITH A 7200-VOLT, SINGLE-PHASE OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE CURRENT PASSED THROUGH THE BOOM AND THE WIRE ROPE TO THE EMPLOYEE, WHO PROVIDED A PATH TO GROUND. HE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: derrick, derrick truck, overhead power line, electrical, boom, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1580471 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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