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Accident: 170761134 - Employee Killed When Boom Strikes Power Line Along Highway

Accident: 170761134 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/20/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30509856806/25/20021622Earth Exploration Inc
On June 20, 2002, Employee #1 was driving a drill rig with an attached 28 ft boom along the berm of I-90 eastbound near the mile 16 mile marker. As it passed underneath some power lines, the boom struck one or more of the lines, causing a bright flash. When Employee #1 stepped of the rig to investigate, he was electrocuted.
Keywords: boom truck, clearance, electric arc, highway, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305098568 Fatality Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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