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Accident: 200371508 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200371508 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/16/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30354884604/18/20011629Associated Industrial Construction, Inc.
Employees were working on a project to expand a water treatment facility. They were using a crane to lift buckets of gravel into a trench to build up the bed for a concrete pour. The crane contacted a 23-kilovolt overhead power line. An employee on the ground who was touching the crane bucket was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e c, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303548846 Fatality Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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