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Accident: 171057995 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 171057995 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/25/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30116183208/25/19991622C C Myers
The operator of a Link-Belt carrier-mounted telescopic-boom crane was driving in reverse with the 7.6-meter jib on the end of the fully retracted 9.1-meter boom positioned at a 40- to 45-degree angle. As the operator was moving the crane, the jib contacted a 46-kilovolt overhead power line. The employee received an electric shock, and the crane was destroyed. The employee was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, e gi ia, electric shock, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301161832 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Crane and tower operators FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge deck
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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