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Accident: 201406303 - Employee Injured When Truck Boom Contacts Power Line

Accident: 201406303 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 08/07/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12717718608/07/20021611Right Rail Inc
On August 7, 2002, Employee #1 was using a boom truck and steel chain to set guardrails when the boom contacted a 5,000-volt overhead power line. Employee #1 received an electric shock, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: boom truck, clearance, highway, overhead power line, work rules, struck against, construction, electric shock, truck boom
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127177186 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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