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Accident: 955450 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 955450 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 04/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11239951404/05/19914213B & L Transport Of Virginia
Two employees attached chain slings to a 12.2-meter-long metal pipe that had become dislodged from a shifted load on a tractor-trailer. The pipe was lying on the ground. The two employees handled the pipe while a hydraulic truck crane lifted it. As the crane lifted the pipe, the crane boom contacted a 19.9-kilovolt (phase-to-ground) overhead power line. One of the two employees was electrocuted. The other employee received an electric shock and sustained severe burns. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, electric shock, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112399514 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy
2 112399514 Fatality Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy

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