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Accident: 200626778 - Worker Is Electrocuted When Power Line Energizes Crane Line

Accident: 200626778 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 12/31/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31691147801/02/20131542W & O Construction Company Inc
On December 31, 2012, Employee #1, a 27-year-old construction laborer employed by W & O Construction Company Inc., was working at a sewer and water treatment plant. He was holding two metal spreader cables that were attached to a crane's load line. The load line became energized by a 7,620-volt overhead power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: electric arc, overhead power line, electrocuted, construction, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316911478 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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