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Accident: 201405529 - Employee Electrocuted When Backhoe Contacts With Power Line

Accident: 201405529 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 09/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12705363509/10/20011623James Mouch Jr & Son Excavating Inc
On September 10, 2001, Employee #1 was attaching a piece of pipe to a backhoe when the backhoe contacted an energized 7,600-volt overhead power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, earthmoving equip, elec circ part--misc, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127053635 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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