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Accident: 673608 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Dump Truck

Accident: 673608 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/12/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10419845206/15/19871611Iowa Department Of Transportation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10419843706/12/19871611Mathy Construction Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10419844506/12/19871611Graham & Son
A crew of employees was working on the shoulder of a highway. One of the employees was operating a road shoulder machine. A second employee backed a dump truck against the shoulder machine, took the truck out of gear, and allowed the shoulder machine to push the truck. He raised the bed of the dump truck to dump rock into the hopper of the shoulder machine. The first employee then operated the shoulder machine to spread the rock along the side of the highway. Because the dump truck bed was fully raised, the cab shield of the truck contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line. A third employee, who was adjusting the wing on the shoulder machine at the time, was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, construction, e c, dump truck, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104198452 Occupation Not Listed
2 104198437 Fatality Electric Shock Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators
3 104198445 Occupation Not Listed

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