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Accident: 200103687 - Employee Is Killed From Electric Shock

Accident: 200103687 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 06/17/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31460576706/18/20101611Lake Erie Construction Company
At approximately 2:46 p.m. on June 17, 2010, Employee #1, and two coworkers, were removing guardrail posts from the north side of US Highway 30 around milepost 28 in Paris Township. A section of the westbound lane of highway 30 was shut down with cones and signal lights placed at both ends to direct traffic. Employee #1 was holding a steel post puller attached to a chain. The chain was attached to a boom located on a 2002 GMC Truck Number 0-110. One of the coworkers, a boom operator, moved the erected boom between two high voltage wires. The boom made contact with the wires, electrocuting Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed. Upon further investigation, it was determined the power lines crossed US Highway 30 at a slight angle, measuring approximately 15.3 ft high from grade. The boom on Truck Number #0-110 measured approximately 17.4 feet high from grade.
Keywords: chain, boom truck, highway, guardrail, boom, electrocuted, construction, truck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314605767 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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