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Accident: 202327615 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 202327615 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 03/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30522357003/29/20021623Red Simpson, Inc.
A two-person power line crew was unloading new utility poles from the trailer of a boom truck. The poles were for a new three-phase overhead power line. The employees were having difficulty removing one of the new poles from the trailer. The lead power line worker rotated the boom on the truck into an existing 13-kilovolt overhead power line. The second employee, who was leaning against the truck at the time, was electrocuted.
Keywords: boom truck, overhead power line, protective grounding, electrical, boom, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305223570 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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