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Accident: 201141975 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Tree

Accident: 201141975 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/12/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085048404/12/20011799Rex L Gilmore Dba Rex L Gilmore Landscape Contract
Three landscaping employees were placing a 13.1-meter-tall palm tree into a holding box that was 1.1 meters high. One of the employees was operating the boom on a boom truck. The other two employees were on the ground, guiding the tree into place. A 220-kilovolt overhead power line from a generating plant was located 13.7 meters above the ground near where the employees were working. As the employees raised the tree and rotated it to place it in the box, the tree contacted the power line. One of the employees guiding the tree was electrocuted. The other received an electric shock and sustained third-degree burns to his hand and foot. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, boom truck, overhead power line, electrical, boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, tree, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300850484 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Laborers, except construction
2 300850484 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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