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Accident: 170241343 - Employee Electrocuted When Backhoe Boom Strikes Power Line

Accident: 170241343 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 12/02/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30568407812/05/20021521Central Concrete & Utilities Inc
On December 2, 2002, Employee #1 and coworkers were installing sewer line in a new residential development. He attached a section of pipe to a wire rope choker and attached the choker to a hook on the bucket of a track hoe. He then supported the pipe as it was moved to the trench. He had one hand on the wire rope choker when the boom of the track hoe contacted a 7,200-volt overhead power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: backhoe boom, clearance, installing, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, earthmoving equip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305684078 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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