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Accident: 201400934 - Transmission Line Falls When Boom Catches Telecom Cable

Accident: 201400934 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 07/03/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12490986207/08/19971541Doc Construction Inc
Employee #1 was moving an excavator under some power transmission lines. He was watching the upper power lines when the boom became caught on telecommunication lines approximately 20 ft above the ground. The strain placed on this cable caused the first pole to the north to snap and break. The 40,000 and 4,800 volt lines fell on the equipment caught in the messenger cable. No information on injuries was provided.
Keywords: telecom work, communication cable, equipment operator, caught by, construction, earthmoving equip, excavator, falling object, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 124909862

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