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Accident: 202520458 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 202520458 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/20/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31257988108/20/20104911P G & E
An equipment operator for an electric utility was using a digger-derrick to drill a hole for a utility pole. He raised the boom into contact with a single-phase, 17-kilovolt overhead power line. He exited the truck without injury. However, he received an electric shock on contact with the auger and fell onto an outrigger. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: digger-derrick, overhead power line, electrical, boom, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312579881 Fatality Electric Shock Drillers, earth

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