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Accident: 510883 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 510883 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 09/16/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30186172009/16/19971731Blessing Electric Co
An employee was guiding a 2950-kilogram steel plate into position. The crane being using to lift the plate contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line, causing the employee to receive an electric shock. He also suffered entry and exit burns on his left hand, knee, and toe. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, e c, electric shock, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301861720 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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