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Accident: 819896 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 819896 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 11/25/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10900452311/25/19921731Quality Electric Contractor Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10900453111/25/19921629P.J. Constructors Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10900452311/25/19921731Quality Electric Contractor Inc.
FOUR EMPLOYEES WERE PUSHING ON A CYLINDRICAL CONCRETE BASE THAT WAS SUSPENDED BY A CRANE. THEY WERE GUIDING THE BASE INTO A HOLE IN THE GROUND. THE CRANE'S BOOM WAS WITHIN 1 FOOT OF A 23-KILOVOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. AS THE EMPLOYEES PUSHED ON THE BASE, THEY MOVED THE BOOM INTO THE POWER LINE. TWO EMPLOYEES WERE ELECTROCUTED, AND THREE OTHERS (TWO OF WHOM WERE HOSPITALIZED) RECEIVED ELECTRIC SHOCKS. (THE ORIGINAL ABSTRACT DID NOT STATE WHAT THE FIFTH EMPLOYEE WAS DOING AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.)
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, e gi ia, electric shock, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109004523 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 109004523 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
3 109004523 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
4 109004523 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
5 109004531 Occupation Not Listed
6 109004523 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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