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Accident: 201343779 - Employee Electrocuted When Truck Boom Hits Power Lines

Accident: 201343779 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 07/08/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11605074107/08/20051771Midwest Concrete Placement, Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30863886507/08/20051771Baker Construction Inc
On July 8, 2005, Employee #1 was raising the boom on a concrete pump truck when the it struck some overhead power lines. The truck caught on fire and, as Employee #1 was fighting the blaze, he came in contact the truck. Employee #1 was electrocuted. Employee #2, from another company, attempted to rescue Employee #1. He sustained injuries that did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: boom truck, clearance, overhead power line, electrocuted, fire, struck against, construction, truck boom
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116050741 Fatality Electric Shock Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
2 308638865 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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