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Accident: 202329272 - Employee Not Injured When Backhoe Strikes Power Line

Accident: 202329272 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 10/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30471003110/11/20011623Crouse Construction Co., Inc.
On October 10, 2001, Employee #1, an operator/foreman, was using a tracked excavator to backfill a recently-installed pumping station. The knuckle of the backhoe struck an elevated 4160-volt power line, causing the lines to part and the fuse to trip. Employee #1 was not injured. The superintendent was at the site that morning and should have observed the location of the linesand taken appropriates steps to mitigate the hazard.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, electrical, work rules, struck against, earthmoving equip, elec circ part--misc, excavator, backhoe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304710031 Occupation not reported

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