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Accident: 202637567 - Worker Installing Water Pipeline Is Electrocuted

Accident: 202637567 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 05/17/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31650582505/21/20131623H & G Underground Utilities Llc
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on May 17, 2013, Employee #1, of H & G Underground Utilities LLC, was involved in the installation of a new water pipeline. He was attempting to guide a 16-inch ductile iron pipe into a trench. The pipe was attached to the excavator with a wire rope sling. At the same time, the excavator's boom was in contact with a 7,200-volt unprotected overhead power line. Employee #1 touched the pipe. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: installing, overhead power line, boom, electrocuted, construction, trench, pipeline, excavator, water pipe, hand
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316505825 Fatality Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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