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Accident: 14511422 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Crane Boom

Accident: 14511422 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 09/18/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10029515309/20/19851794Rose & Sons, Inc.
A CREW OF EMPLOYEES WAS USING A TRUCK CRANE TO MOVE A 40-FOOT UTILITY POLE FROM A CONSTRUCTION SITE TO A PARKING LOT. IT HAD RAINED EARLIER IN THE DAY, AND THE GROUND WAS DAMP. THE CRANE'S LOAD LINE EITHER CONTACTED OR CAME TOO CLOSE TO A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE CRANE HAD ITS OUTRIGGERS EXTENDED, AND THE GROUND POTENTIAL RISE IN THE VICINITY OF THE CRANE WAS SUBSTANTIAL. THREE EMPLOYEES HAPPENED TO BE TYING REBAR ABOUT 3 FEET FROM THE CRANE AT THE TIME, WITH THE END OF THE REBAR SECTION ON THE GROUND. AN EMPLOYEE WHO WAS STANDING AND HOLDING THE REBAR WAS ELECTROCUTED. TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES, WHO WERE SITTING DOWN AS THEY WERE TYING THE REBAR, RECEIVED ELECTRIC SHOCKS.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, potential gradient, electrocuted, e c, electric shock, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100295153 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 100295153 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
3 100295153 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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