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Accident: 878678 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 878678 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 07/26/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10447538907/27/19901623Consolidated Construction Services, Inc.
A plumbing apprentice was helping an excavator operator place a section of concrete pipe in a trench. The apprentice was guiding the pipe into position so that it could be placed inside a trench shield. As the pipe was moved into position over top of the trench shield, the arm of the excavator contacted a 13-kilovolt overhead power line. The apprentice, who had his hands on the pipe and at least one foot on the trench shield, was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, excavator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104475389 Fatality Electric Shock Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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