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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201992526 - Employee Burned When Concrete Pump Truck Contacts Power Line

Accident: 201992526 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 07/11/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31028206607/11/20061629Sundt Stacey And Witbeck, A Joint Venture
On July 11, 2006, Employee #1 and three coworkers were pouring concrete for a light rail project when a concrete pump truck contacted a 69-kilovolt high-voltage line, resulting in an arc blast. Employee #1, who was handling the pumper hose, sustained severe burns. Two of the coworkers were burned by the blast of the rubber hose. The other coworkers suffered an electric shock when he reached for paperwork hanging on the pump truck.
Keywords: burn, clearance, electric arc, overhead power line, electrical, concrete truck, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310282066 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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