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Accident: 200650208 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200650208 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 08/20/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30048233808/21/19981623Longbore Inc.
Two employees were performing a boring operation. In preparation for the job, they were rearranging the pipe on their trailer. They had parked the trailer in a field near the site of the first bore. The field adjoined the inside of a curve in a roadway. An overhead power line ran parallel with the road. However, the power line cut across the field where the road curved, and the line was directly above the trailer. One of the two employees, a superintendent, was using a rented truck crane to load pipe onto the trailer. The boom on the crane contacted the power line, and the other employee, who was on the trailer guiding the load, was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e c, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300482338 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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