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Accident: 201450681 - Employee Is Killed From Electrocution, Crane Contacts Line

Accident: 201450681 -- Report ID: 0418500 -- Event Date: 08/09/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30111765108/10/20051799Bulldog Office Contractors, Inc.
On August 9, 2005, Employee #1 and coworkers were lifting a double-wide mobile trailer with a truck crane. Six house cables, which were attached to the underside of a spreader bar, were lowered down from the top of the trailer so that three of the cables hung down on each side. They pulled the three cables hanging down on the north side of the trailer underneath and attached metal beckets to shorter cables hanging down from the spreader bar on the opposite side. This procedure formed a wire cradle underneath the belly of the trailer. During the lift of the trailer, Employee #1 and five coworkers were stationed around the sides. Employee #1 was holding a house cable in place over a small piece of pipe softener along the bottom edge of the I-beams. The rigging came within 10 ft of a power line and a wire rope lifting sling contacted the 48-kilovolt, 3-phase power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: wire rope, truck crane, electrocuted, electric shock, sling, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301117651 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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