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Accident: 14510937 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 14510937 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 11/20/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
69345711/27/19844911West Texas Utilities
A CREW FOREMAN WAS WORKING ALOFT FROM THE INSULATED BUCKET OF A COMBINATION DIGGER/POLE-SETTER/BUCKET TRUCK (ELECTRIC LINE TRUCK) WHICH HAD ITS OUTRIGGERS EXTENDED. THE FOREMAN WAS MOVING A 7200-VOLT ENERGIZED OVERHEAD POWER LINE FROM A POLE-TOP INSULATOR TO A CROSSARM INSULATOR. THE ENERGIZED LINE GOT AWAY FROM HIM AND CONTACTED THE METAL PART OF THE BOOM MOUNTED TO THE TRUCK. ANOTHER EMPLOYEE, STANDING ON THE GROUND, WAS ELECTROCUTED AS HE WAS RETRIEVING MATERIAL FROM THE TRUCK.
Keywords: derrick truck, overhead power line, electrical, boom, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 693457 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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