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Accident: 200420073 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200420073 -- Report ID: 0420300 -- Event Date: 03/08/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30031759103/10/19991791Ward'S Crane Service, Inc.
Some employees were using a mobile crane to maneuver a load of steel joists. The crane contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line, electrocuting an employee who was signaling and guiding the load. The crane operator jumped clear and was not injured.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300317591 Fatality Electric Shock Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Landing Ma
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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