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Accident: 201351558 - Employee Electrocuted When Pump Truck Boom Contacts Power Li

Accident: 201351558 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 12/18/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30398732512/18/20011741Pumpco, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30398730912/18/20011741Douglas P. Trask Dba Trask Construction Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30398731712/18/20011542Commons Medical Development, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30398733312/18/20013531Tarmac America, Inc.
On December 18, 2001, Employee #1 and a coworker were pouring the footings for a building. They were using a 42-meter Schwing Pump truck that was parked near one of the footing. The pump truck driver was using a remote control to operate the boom, while Employee #1 was holding and directing the hose connected to the boom. The footing on one side of the site was near a 29 ft 9 in. high overhead power line; if they had been on an equal plane, the power line wosld have been 18 in. away from the footing. As the two employees poured the concrete footings, they eventually moved near the power lines. The boom of the pump truck contacted the 7,200-volt power line, energizing the boom and the hose. Employee #1 was electrocuted. A hazard assessment was not done prior to the pour to determine the existence of electrical hazards such as power lines.
Keywords: truck boom, electrocuted, boom truck, clearance, concrete form work, overhead power line, concrete truck, work rules, struck against, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303987325 Occupation not reported FallDist:
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2 303987309 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
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Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire
3 303987317 Occupation not reported FallDist:
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4 303987333 Occupation not reported FallDist:
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