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Accident: 170067383 - Contact With Overhead Guy Thru Boom

Accident: 170067383 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 12/06/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11951740712/06/19941623R & F Construction, Ltd.
A work crew was installing sanitary lines and was performing temporary road repair. One of the employees was operating a Caterpillar excavator (Model No. 225, Serial No. 5/U1807). He was walking it down the west end of a street with its boom raised 15 feet, 3 inches above the asphalt road surface. The boom struck a guy and a cable television cable. This caused a class IV utility pole to break and another to need straightening. Additionally, a fuse for a 25-kilowatt transformer had to be replaced. No one was injured.
Keywords: backhoe boom, electrical, communication cable, e gi ia, guy, utility pole, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 119517407

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