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Accident: 201176872 - Employee Raises Truck Boom Under Power Line

Accident: 201176872 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/26/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12571172111/17/20041731Cal Electro Inc
On October 26, 2004, Employee #1, who was disabled, was living in a trailer on a piece of land that belonged to an electrical contractor. Although he was not an employee of the contractor, the owner permitted him to live there free of charge. He overheard workers on the company radio saying that they were coming to the shop to get a part from a boom truck near his trailer. Thinking that he was helping, Employee #1 moved the truck close to the shop and raised the boom, which contacted an overhead power line. Employee #1 was not injured, the truck sustained minor damage, and the power lines had to be repaired. Employee #1 had parked the truck under the power line.
Keywords: boom truck, clearance, overhead power line, work rules, struck against, construction, electrical work, truck boom
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Other Under $50,000 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125711721 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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