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Accident: 92335.015 - Employee Near Power Line Is Shocked And Burned By Electric A

Accident: 92335.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 01/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1204392.01501/20/2017Hard Rock Construction Of Louisiana, Llc
At 11:32 a.m. on January 17, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a construction contractor, were engaged in installing a pipe in an excavation. Employee #1 was holding onto a 6-inch by 20-foot pump suction hose, which was attached by a chain sling to the bucket of a Case excavator Coworker #1 was operating. As Coworker #1 maneuvered the excavator bucket to move the hose, the bucket came within 4 feet of an energized 13,500 volt power line. An electric arc traveled from the power line to the excavator bucket and down to the suction hose Employee #1 was holding. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a second degree electrical burn on his right arm and a fractured wrist.
Keywords: pipe, arm, construction, excavator, installing, power lines, fracture, electric arc, burn, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1204392.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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