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Accident: 200990414 - Employee Electrocuted When Truck Boom Contacts Power Line

Accident: 200990414 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 01/13/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12738906201/14/20031623Advanced Technologies & Technical Resources, Inc.
On January 13, 2003, Employee #1 and coworkers were using a boom truck to pull TV cable. Employee #1 was raising himself in the bucket when it contacted a 7,200-volt overhead power line or an electric arc from it. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: clearance, electric arc, overhead power line, telecom work, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127389062 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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