Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 39916.015 - Employee Electrocuted And Killed While Operating A Concrete

Accident: 39916.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 02/12/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
844083.01501/23/2013Thiems Construction Company, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on February 12, 2013 an employee was working with coworkers forming and installing a storm sewer runoff for a new round-about interchange. The empl oyee was positioning a metal chute which was located on the back of a concrete t ruck, pouring a foundation for the storm sewer. The concrete truck was under a 24. 5 ft high, 7.2 kV power line, this was perpendicular to the truck. Approxim ately 100 ft to the south, an operator of a Caterpillar Excavator ( Model #328D) was moving stone near the 7.2 kV power lines. While the operator was moving th e stones, one of the phases came down behind the excavator. The excavator elbow , between the dipper arm and the boom, had struck the line causing the line to b reak. As the line came down, it came into contact with the concrete truck, elec trocuting and killing the employee.
Keywords: concrete, electrical, electrocuted, excavator, power lines
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 844083.015 32 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.