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Accident: 171043938 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 171043938 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 02/05/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11120937502/06/19991711Uribe Inc
Three employees were using a side-boom crane to move a 10.7-meter section of pipe from one location to another. The boom on the crane was 7.9 meters long. A power line was located 6.7 meters above the ground directly over the operation. The boom contacted the north phase of the 7200-volt line. One of the employees (Employee #1), who was holding the pipe to steady it, received an electric shock. The other two employees backed up the crane, and one of them (Employee #2) ran over to help the injured employee. The crane rolled back into the power line, and the second employee also received an electric shock. Employee #1 was electrocuted. Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, electric shock, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111209375 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 111209375 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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