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Accident: 200840478 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200840478 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 10/15/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30061018510/18/19994911Oil Field Electric
Two employees had set a wood utility pole to replace an existing pole. They had just plumbed the pole, and one of them released the pole from the jaws on the boom. The boom of the line truck he was operating contacted the 12-kilovolt (phase-to-ground) overhead power line. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: digger-derrick, overhead power line, electrical, boom, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300610185 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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