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Accident: 50986.015 - Employee Strikes A Power Line And Is Killed

Accident: 50986.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 08/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
933934.01508/21/2013T-5 Construction Inc
At 8:15 a.m. on August 21, 2013, Employee #1 was rotating the turntable of a Kamatsu 270 excavator as lubricant was being applied. Prior to rotating the turn table, the boom and bucket were lifted seven feet to clear any obstructions around the vehicle, and to make it easier to lubricate. As Employee #1 began to spin the turn table clockwise, the right-side knuckle of the boom struck a 7,200 KV power line which was above the excavator. Employee #1 was electrocuted and killed.
Keywords: rotating parts, boom, excavator, lubricating, power lines, electrical, voltage backfeed, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 933934.015 51 M Fatality Electric Shock Equipment Operator: Heavy

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