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Accident: 200980209 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 200980209 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 02/14/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30071200702/14/20001623Okemah Construction
Two employees were using a Caterpillar 561C sideboom to unload pipe from a truck. The boom was 8.5 meters long. A cable on the sideboom contacted an overhead power line, electrocuting both employees.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e c, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300712007 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
2 300712007 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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