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Accident: 201119120 - Employee Shocked When Boom Touches High-Voltage Line

Accident: 201119120 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/22/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082855501/12/20051611Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping
On December 22, 2004, Employee #1 and a coworker, of Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping,were preparing for a concrete pouring operation. The coworker was operating a concrete truck boom when it struck a high-voltage, 240-kilovolt overhead power line. Employee #1 suffered an electric shock and sustained third-degree burns to his hands, feet, and arms. He was transported to Kern Medical Center and then transferred to Fresno University Burn Uni, where he was treated for 18 days. The employer was cited for an accident-related violation of T8CCR 2946(a), "preventing accidents adjacent to high voltage lines." The employer was also cited for a violation of T8CCR 342(a), on reporting accidents.
Keywords: burn, boom truck, clearance, overhead power line, work rules, struck against, construction, electric shock, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300828555 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring or installing floor decks
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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