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Accident: 639591 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Crane Boom

Accident: 639591 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 02/27/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10017030702/27/19871622George Harms Construction Co., Inc.
A TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER WAS ASSISTING A CRANE RUNNER IN HOOKING UP A SECTION OF CRANE BOOM TO THE LOAD LINE OF A CRANE. THE BOOM SECTION WAS STORED PARTLY UNDER A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. AS HE WAS PLACING A CHAIN SLING ON THE HOOK OF THE LOAD LINE, THE BOOM OF THE CRANE CONTACTED THE OVERHEAD LINE, ELECTROCUTING THE TRUCK DRIVER.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, crane boom, electrocuted, e c, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100170307 Fatality Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy

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