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Accident: 14540520 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 14540520 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 05/20/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
232250105/28/19851623Mill Road Contractors, Inc.
Some employees were involved in a trenching operation in a roadway. They were installing a 203-millimeter-diameter clay sewer pipe in the trench, using a hydraulic backhoe to move the pipe. The employees were performing the operation under an overhead power line. As a laborer on the crew was attaching a chain from the bucket of the backhoe to a pipe, the backhoe operator brought the boom into contact with the power line. The laborer was electrocuted.
Keywords: backhoe boom, overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, e c, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2322501 Fatality Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c.

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