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Accident: 810226 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Crane Boom

Accident: 810226 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/31/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1852996608/19/19881799Comco Signs, Inc.
A CRANE OPERATOR WAS USING A SKYHOOK CRANE MOUNTED ON A CHEVROLET C60 TRUCK TO MOVE A SIGN FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER AT THE SAME SITE. THE SIGN WAS LIFTED FROM ITS INITIAL LOCATION AND LAID ON THE GROUND TO PICK IT UP FROM A DIFFERENT POSITION. IN REPOSITIONING THE BOOM, THE CRANE OPERATOR ROTATED IT INTO A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE CRANE OPERATOR WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18529966 Fatality Electric Shock Crane and tower operators

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