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Accident: 952739 - Employee Is Killed From Electrocution, Crane Contacts Line

Accident: 952739 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 07/28/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30730438607/28/20041623Contractors Rental Corporation
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on July 28, 2004, Employee #1 and coworkers were loading gas line pipes that had been replaced during construction. One coworker was operating a truck crane, a Grove Series 500C, Number 312-15-0045, gross vehicle weight of 33,000 pounds, which was rented. One coworker was on the ground bringing in the pipe, which was secured on the boom of the crane with a chain. Employee #1 was standing on a flat bed trailer placing the pipe, when the coworker handed the load chain to him. The wire rope of the boom contacted an overhead high voltage power line, 7,200 volts, and Employee #1 was electrocuted. He fell from the truck bed to the ground and died.
Keywords: overhead power line, crane boom, truck crane, electrocuted, struck against, electric shock, fall, truck boom, falling object, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307304386 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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