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Accident: 202088381 - Employee Electrocuted When Crane Contacts Power Line

Accident: 202088381 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 09/28/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30944953609/28/20071611Paul Peterson Co.
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on September 28, 2007, Employee #1 and a coworker were using a truck-mounted boom crane (Manitex M7092) to position a plastic barrel filled with sand at the end of a new automotive test track. The coworker was operating the boom crane. Once the barrel was lowered into position, Employee #1 touched the wire rope sling with his right hand. At the same time, the boom tip was in contact with a 7,900-volt power transmission line and Employee #1 was electrocuted. The weather conditions at the time of the accident were clear and sunny and were not a factor in the accident.
Keywords: installing, crane boom, electric cable, work rules, electrocuted, construction, electric shock, mech mat handling, 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 309449536 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Traffic protection
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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