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Accident: 201400900 - Near Miss - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 201400900 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 08/19/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12726347308/21/19971623Et Mackenzie Co
A crew was laying pipe. The employees were using a Caterpillar excavator (Model No. 375) to dig the trench and put stone around the pipe. The operator was told to keep the boom flat to avoid contact with an overhead power line. Despite this warning, the operator swung the boom with the bucket in an upright position to get some stone. The boom contacted the power line. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Keywords: electrical, boom, e c, excavator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 127263473

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