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Accident: 200674836 - Employee Is Killed From Electrocution, Crane Contacts Line

Accident: 200674836 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30729750704/20/20041751R & R Construction Services, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on April 19th, 2004, Employee #1 was connecting wood trusses to the hook of a crane. The tip of the crane was above the power lines, and the crane's boom was positioned approximately 2 to 3 ft perpendicular to an energized conductor. Employee #1 pulled the crane's hook, and the line assembly contacted a 13,000-volt overhead power line. He was electrocuted and died.
Keywords: chest, shock, overhead power line, crane hook, electrocuted, struck against, electric conductor, electric shock, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307297507 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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