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Accident: 200355105 - Employees Killed From Electrocution, Crane Contacts Line

Accident: 200355105 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/02/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30941350812/02/20051629Pittsburg Tank & Tower Co., Inc.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on December 2, 2005, Employee #1, #2, and #3 were constructing a 250,000-gallon water tank. Employee #3, superintendent, was operating a 28-ton Grove rough terrain crane to lift sheets of steel. Employee #2 was assisting Employee #1, holding onto the steel plates. The boom contacted an 14.3-kilovolt conductor. Employee #1 was electrocuted. Employee #2 received an electric shock. Employee #3 received burns to his right hand and chest and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, chest, overhead power line, crane boom, electrocuted, struck against, electric conductor, electric shock, hand, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309413508 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
2 309413508 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
3 309413508 Fatality Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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