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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200750412 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200750412 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 09/30/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12204926509/30/19991629United Foundations
A foreman and another employee were guiding a load of steel augers suspended by a 7.3-metric-ton JLG hydraulic crane (Model No. 800BT). The foreman was signaling the crane operator. A 14.4-kilovolt overhead power line, which no one noticed, was located nearby. The extended boom on the crane contacted the power line, and the foreman received an electric shock. He was transported to a hospital but died of electrocution within the hour.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 122049265 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Pile driving
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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