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Accident: 201350725 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 201350725 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 12/11/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30102592012/14/19981629Chipola Construction & Supply Inc.
Two employees were maneuvering a concrete drainage headwall suspended by a crane. The boom of the crane contacted a 69-kilovolt overhead power line. Both employees received electric shocks. One of them was electrocuted. The other employee sustained electrical burns on his hands and feet, which resulted in the amputation of his toes. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301025920 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
2 301025920 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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