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Accident: 201113412 - Employee Injured When Crane Boom Strikes Power Line

Accident: 201113412 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/18/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12602335709/18/20011623Cornish Construction
At approximately 11:55 a.m. on September 18, 2001, Employee #1 was part of a crew using a hydraulic crane to move heavy-duty trench-shoring equipment at a pipe-laying construction site in North Hollywood, CA. He was removing a rigging shackle from a steel I-beam when the crane boom contacted an overhead, energized high voltage conductor. Employee #1 suffered an electrical shock and burns to his abdomen. He was transported to the Sherman Oaks/Grossman Burn Center, where he was hospitalized for several days. The cause of the accident was an alleged serious violation of Electrical Safety Order 2946(b)(2), which required that this type of equipment not be operated within 10 ft of high voltage conductors.
Keywords: burn, clearance, abdomen, overhead power line, crane boom, work rules, struck against, construction, electric shock, hydraulic crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126023357 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Electrocution by touching exposed wire/source

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