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Accident: 202044590 - Employee Shocked When Boom Strikes Power Line

Accident: 202044590 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 09/17/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30345455709/17/20011771J.P. Carrara & Sons, Inc.
On September 17, 2001, Employee #1 was operating a concrete pump boom truck at a construction site. He was using the remote control box to reposition the boom when it contacted an energized 7.5-kilovolt, three-phase, Delta power line. Employee #1 suffered an electrical shock. He was treated at the scene before being transported to a local hospital, where he was admitted overnight for observation. Employee #1 was released the next day and returned to work on September 19, 2001. The power lines also left burn marks on the boom. They had not been protected or deenergized prior to the accident. The power lines were subsequently relocated.
Keywords: boom truck, clearance, overhead power line, remote control, work rules, struck against, construction, electric shock, truck boom
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303454557 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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