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Accident: 170197040 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 170197040 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/02/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11188772508/03/19931622Mcm Construction, Inc.
A heavy equipment operator-oiler was assigned to a 45-ton crane by a job superintendent. After she had been working for 5 hours, and just before lunch break, the operator of the Linkbelt hydraulic truck crane (No. M.C.M. B-146) requested that hydraulic oil be cleaned from the deck. After lunch, the oiler was near the base of the crane when the boom contacted a 115-kilovolt overhead power line. The oiler received an electric shock and sustained first, second, and third degree burns to the lower 60 percent of her body. There were no first aid supplies at the jobsite; and the injured employee was transported to the emergency room at a hospital, arriving about 30 minutes after the accident. After her condition was stabilized, she was moved to a burn center, where she was hospitalized for her injuries.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, e gi ia, electric shock, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111887725 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Crane and tower operators

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