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Accident: 170072003 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 170072003 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 10/03/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10447052110/11/19917353United Rental Equipment Co., Inc.
FOUR EMPLOYEES WERE USING A CRANE TO UNLOAD A SECTION OF A BOOM FROM A TRAILER BED. THE EMPLOYEES LIFTED THE BOOM SECTION, MOVED THE TRAILER FROM UNDER THE SECTION, AND THEN LOWERED THE SECTION. AFTER THIS OPERATION, THE EMPLOYEES NOTICED THAT SOME MATERIALS HAD BEEN LEFT ON THE TRAILER. THE CRANE OPERATOR MOVED THE CRANE'S BOOM TO PICK UP THE OTHER MATERIALS. THE BOOM CONTACTED A 13-KILOVOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. ONE OF THE OTHER THREE EMPLOYEES, WHO WAS STANDING NEXT TO THE CRANE, BRUSHED AN OUTRIGGER. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND BURNS TO HIS RIGHT ARM, RIGHT FOOT, AND LEFT FINGER.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, e gi ia, electric shock, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104470521 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c.

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