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Accident: 200961738 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200961738 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/13/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30201437810/15/19971771Southern Maryland Restoration, Inc.
Four employees were guiding a 2.4-meter by 4.3-meter steel plate weighing about 1.8 metric tons that was suspended by a National Crane (Model No. 656). They were wearing hard hats and safety shoes. Three of the employees were on one side on the sidewalk, and the fourth employee was on the other side, in the street. The crane contacted a 7620-volt (phase-to-ground) overhead power line that was 12.8 meters above the ground. All four employees sustained electric shocks and burns to their hands, feet, and body. They were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, e c, electric shock, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302014378 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
2 302014378 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
3 302014378 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
4 302014378 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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