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Accident: 14530331 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Through Equip

Accident: 14530331 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 12/29/1983
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1026560112/30/19831623V J Paolino Const Co
ON DECEMBER 29, 1983, A TRUCK DRIVER WAS GUIDING A HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR ONTO A FLATBED TRAILER. HE WAS APPARENTLY TOUCHING THE REAR OF THE FLATBED TRAILER WITH HIS RIGHT HAND WHEN THE BOOM OR DIPPER ARM CAME IN CONTACT WITH AN 8-KILOVOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE GROUND IN THE AREA WAS VERY MOIST. OTHER EMPLOYEES SAW "FIRE, FLAME AND FLASHES" AT THE EMPLOYEE'S RIGHT HAND; AND, SUBSEQUENTLY, HE FELL TO THE GROUND. ATTEMPTS TO REVIVE HIM BY POLICE, RESCUE SQUAD, AND HOSPITAL PERSONNEL FAILED.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, electrocuted, e c, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 10265601 Fatality Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy

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