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Accident: 200824266 - Employee Is Shocked Contacting Overhead Power Line

Accident: 200824266 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 08/29/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31272929609/15/20091731Aldridge Electric, Inc.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on August 29, 2009, Employee #1, a lineman, was shocked as he grasped a trailer ramp attached to a low boy trailer containing an excavator. The excavator operator rotated the upper works of the machine prior to moving the machine from the trailer. During the rotation the boom, he contacted a 7,200 volt primary rural power line. The power line was approximately 12 ft from the road with the trailer parked approximately 2 ft from the road edge. Employee #1 had entry wounds in his hands and exit wounds in his feet and was hospitalized.
Keywords: overhead power line, struck against, electric shock, excavator, trailer, hand, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312729296 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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