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Accident: 200811610 - Employee Electrocuted When Crane Boom Contacts Power Line

Accident: 200811610 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 09/26/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30700258409/26/20031731Amco Electric Co-Lubbock Inc.
On September 26, 2003, Employee #1 and coworkers were completing the final construction of a section of fiber optic line. He was positioning a concrete bucket that a boom crane hoisted over the pipes in a large trench when the boom contacted a 7,200 volt overhead power line. Employee #1 was touching the bucket at the time and he was electrocuted.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, crane boom, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 16 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307002584 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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