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Accident: 200553352 - Employee Is Killed From Electrocution, Crane Contacts Line

Accident: 200553352 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 05/04/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30759493705/05/20041731Jeff Reed Company
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on May 4, 2004, Employee #1 and a coworker were moving a small metal building with a wheel mounted crane. Employee #1 was guiding the building with a rope attached to one corner as the crane operator drove the crane. Employee #1 attempted to rotate the suspended building, when the boom of the crane came into contact with an overhead power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted and died.
Keywords: overhead power line, crane boom, electrocuted, struck against, suspended load, crane lifting beam, electric shock, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307594937 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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