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Accident: 201310232 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 201310232 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 02/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11389699702/17/19981623Mount Construction Inc.
A crane operator was working as a helper to rig two I beams onto a crane bridle lifting device. After placing the two I beams onto the sling, the employee walked to the side of the crane and, as he leaned onto the crane to watch the load swing, the crane's boom contacted an overhead power line. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 113896997 Fatality Electric Shock Operating engineers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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