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Accident: 81399.015 - Employee Contacts Power Line With A Crane And Is Killed

Accident: 81399.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 11/20/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1109389.01511/20/2015Advanced Cylinder & Tank, L.L.C.
At 8:30 a.m. on November 20, 2015, an employee was working with a coworker picki ng up and hauling off propane tanks (e.g. 100 gallon). They used cranes mounted on truck tractors to load the tanks on to flat bed trailers. The tanks were po sitioned along the South and East perimeters of the site. There were overhead p owerlines along the East perimeter of the site. In order to move the tanks alon g the East perimeter of the site to a position were the crane could lift them on to the respective flat bed trailers, the crane mount tractor was disconnected f rom its trailer and positioned near the northeast corner of the fenced in propan e pumping station which was on the West side of the powerlines. The crane was u sed to drag the propane tanks from the East side to the West side of the powerli nes. The employee was operating the crane while the coworker moved along with t he tank being dragged. The crane's boom make contact with an exposed, energized powerline (14,400KV) and electrocuted the employee.
Keywords: crane, electrical, material handling, power lines
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1109389.015 34 M Fatality Supervisors, production occupations

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