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Accident: 201201118 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 201201118 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 09/06/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30317886709/22/20001611Wildish Paving Company
Employees were using a Grove crane to lift concrete forms from a retaining wall. A 115-kilovolt overhead power line was located nearby. The company had set up a danger zone 4.6 meters from the power line and had marked it in florescent paint on the ground. However, the employer had not posted an observer to watch the clearance between the power line and the boom or load line. The crane picked up a form and swung it to the south with a ground worker handling the tag lines. The crane contacted the power line, and the crane operator and the ground worker received electric shocks. They were hospitalized overnight for tests and observation.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, construction, e c, electric shock, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303178867 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
2 303178867 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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