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Accident: 855569 - Burn - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 855569 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 06/03/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10348999306/03/19924911Commonwealth Edison Co.
THREE EMPLOYEES WERE MOVING A 50-FOOT-LONG PUMP. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES WAS OPERATING A MOBILE CRANE THAT WAS BEING USED TO LIFT THE PUMP. THE OTHER TWO EMPLOYEES WERE ON THE GROUND, GUIDING THE PUMP AS IT MOVED ALONG A ROAD ON COMPANY PROPERTY. THE CRANE CONTACTED A 138-KILOVOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE EMPLOYEE STANDING NEARER TO THE CRANE RECEIVED SEVERE BURNS FROM THE RESULTANT ELECTRIC ARC AND FIRE THAT OCCURRED NEXT TO HIM. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, fire, e gi ia, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103489993 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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