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Accident: 14560064 - Electric Shock - Contact With Live Parts Through Boom

Accident: 14560064 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 08/21/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
182730208/21/19844911New England Power Company
A SUPERVISOR AND TWO WORKERS WERE REMOVING A BANK OF CAPACITORS FROM A POLE INSIDE A WIRE-FENCE ENCLOSURE. A BOOM TRUCK WAS PARKED OUTSIDE THE ENCLOSURE AT SUCH AN ANGLE THAT THE BOOM CONTACTED THE ENERGIZED EQUIPMENT, CAUSING AN EXPLOSION AND SHORTING OUT THE TRUCK TO GROUND. EMPLOYEE #2, WHO WAS WORKING ON A LADDER AGAINST THE POLE, WAS THROWN TO THE GROUND AND LATER CONTACTED THE ENERGIZED TRUCK. THE OTHER MEN, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #3, CONTACTED THE ENERGIZED TRUCK AND WERE BURNED AND SHOCKED. EMPLOYEE #3 WAS OPERATING THE CONTROLS OF THE BOOM WHILE STANDING ON THE GROUND. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CONTACTING BOTH THE GROUNDED FENCE AND THE ENERGIZED TRUCK. THE CIRCUIT WAS NOT DEENERGIZED, NOR WERE RUBBER GLOVES OR SLEEVES USED, NOR WAS INSULATION USED OVER THE CONDUCTORS. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED OF HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, boom truck, electrical, electrocuted, capacitor, e ptd, elec utility work, electric shock, electrical fault
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1827302 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 1827302 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
3 1827302 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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