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Accident: 964007 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 964007 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/21/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11951601108/21/19921622Concrete General, Inc.
A CREW OF EMPLOYEES WAS POURING 40-INCH-BY-40-INCH CONCRETE SLABS. (HARD HATS WERE NOT BEING WORN.) A CRANE OPERATOR WITH 7 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WAS OPERATING A CRANE TO LIFT A BUCKET OF CONCRETE FOR THE POUR. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES WAS SIGNALING THE CRANE OPERATOR. THE SIGNALMAN WAS HOLDING THE BUCKET WITH HIS LEFT AND WAS STANDING ON A STEEL BEAM. THE BOOM OF THE CRANE CONTACTED A 7800-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, AND THE SIGNALMAN RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE BOTH HIS ARMS WERE AMPUTATED AS A RESULT OF THE BURNS HE SUSTAINED. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, amputated, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, e gi ia, electric shock, arm, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119516011 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Concrete and terrazzo finishers

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