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Accident: 200001238 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Pole

Accident: 200001238 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 04/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30430062704/20/20011623Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, Inc.
A power line crew was replacing a utility pole. They were using a digger-derrick to set the new pole. The pole being replaced fell against the extended boom of the digger-derrick, energizing the truck and electrocuting an employee.
Keywords: digger-derrick, overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work, lost control, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304300627 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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