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Accident: 200232064 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200232064 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 02/05/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30997186902/05/20081542Allstate Construction, Inc.
An employer was using an area under a 7.2-kilovolt overhead power line for storage and staging of material. Employees set up a crane under the power line to move some of the stored material. As the crane hoisted a load of material and swung it to the side, the crane boom or load line contacted the power line, electrocuting a laborer who was performing rigging and signaling for the crane.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e c, load line, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309971869 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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