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Accident: 200515708 - Worker Is Electrocuted When Electricity Arcs From Power Line

Accident: 200515708 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 10/04/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31673046410/04/20127353Kraemer Construction Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31673045610/04/20121611Ulland Brothers Inc
At approximately 1:40 p.m. on October 4, 2012, Employee #1, of Ulland Brothers Inc., was working at a construction site in Wright, MN. He was standing near a ditch parallel to a county road, guiding a concrete culvert apron into place. The concrete culvert apron was being lowered by a Telescoping Boom Crane operated by Kraemer Construction Inc. The crane was approximately 8 feet from energized power lines carrying 7,200 volts of electricity. Although the crane never made direct contact with the power lines, electricity from the power lines jumped to the crane's load line and down to the concrete culvert apron. Employee #1's hands were placed on the concrete culvert apron as he guided it into place. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: electric arc, concrete, highway, installing, electrocuted, construction, load line, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316730464 Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:
2 316730456 Fatality Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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