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Accident: 202260600 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 202260600 -- Report ID: 0257230 -- Event Date: 03/21/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30170620603/21/20021731Island Contractors, Inc.
Some employees of an electrical contractor were using a digger-derrick to set utility poles. While an employee was using controls located at the back of the truck to position a pole in its hole, the top part of the elbow on the boom of the digger-derrick came too close to a 13.2-kilovolt overhead power line. Current arced to the boom, electrocuting the employee. (The truck also ignited and burned.)
Keywords: digger-derrick, overhead power line, electrical, boom, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work, utility pole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301706206 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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