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Accident: 200040491 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Load Line

Accident: 200040491 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 04/17/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30340437004/18/20011622Weeminuche Construction Authority
A crew was replacing a 3-meter by 6-meter metal-frame bridge across an irrigation ditch. One of the employees pulled the crane's load line to reattach it to the southwest corner of the bridge. The boom on the crane or the load line contacted a nearby 7970-volt overhead power line. The employee holding the load line was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e c, load line, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303404370 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Placing bridge deck
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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