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Accident: 201790482 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 201790482 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 11/25/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558230411/25/19971731Brown & Fesler, Inc.
One employee (Employee #1) was driving a company truck while a coworker followed in a Ford truck equipped with an R.O. Stinger crane and digger. The boom was raised approximately 7.3 meters above the ground while the coworker drove the Ford to the next worksite. The coworker noticed that the truck tilted to his right. He stopped the truck, and Employee #1 came back to offer assistance. Employee #1 began to lower an outrigger while the coworker engaged the power take-off. The digger struck an overhead guy at 5.5 meters above the ground, pulling an overhead power line down far enough to contact the guy. This energized the truck at the same time Employee #1's right hand touched a railing on the truck. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125582304 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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