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Accident: 201760451 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 201760451 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 11/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30131055311/24/19971622Lazer Construction Company
A trackhoe was being operated near an overhead power line. An employee was electrocuted when he directed the trackhoe into contact with the power line. He had been under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the accident.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, alcohol, boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, intoxicated, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301310553 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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