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Accident: 201406717 - One Killed, One Shocked When Antennae Strikes Power Line

Accident: 201406717 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 12/05/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12719632712/06/20021541House Moving By Vanduinen
On December 5, 2002, Employees #1 and #2 and coworkers were moving a 106 ft long by 23 ft wide metal building. The path of travel took it under a 14,400-volt power line. At a meeting prior to the move, the employees were directed to stay away from the structure while it was passing under the power lines. During the move, Employees #1 and #2 and several coworkers were inside the building in an attempt to steer the trailer when an antenna on the structure struck the power lines. Employee #1 was electrocuted; Employee #2 received an electric shock, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: structure moving, clearance, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, metal pole, electric shock
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127196327 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
2 127196327 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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