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Accident: 58448.015 - Two Employees Contacts A Power Line And Both Are Electrocute

Accident: 58448.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 02/24/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
960089.01502/24/2014Maverick Drilling Company
At 2:45 p.m. on February 24, 2015, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were working as r iggers to remove a diesel engine from a rig with an 18 ton Grove crane and two c oworkers. The coworkers comprised of a signalman and a crane operator. The eng ine had been removed and the crane operator rotated the boom to the left under t he direction of the signalman. The signalman had stopped the crane approximatel y 3 to 4 feet from 7,200 volt power lines. The engine became stuck on the left front outrigger of the crane. Employee #1 and Employee #2 attempted to free the engine from the outrigger. Once the engine was freed the wire rope boom line c ontacted the power lines electrocuting Employee #1 and Employee #2.
Keywords: crane, electrical, electrocuted, power lines, rigging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 960089.015 22 M Fatality Drillers, oil well
2 960089.015 30 M Fatality Drillers, oil well

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