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Inspection: 1159136 - Virgil Berry Construction Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 1159136Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 05/29/1984

Virgil Berry Construction Co Inc
401 Taylor Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Mailing: P O Box 953, Scottsboro, AL 35768

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/30/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/15/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360537450    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14350110Event: 05/24/1984Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Crane
ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE AT AN OCCUPIED MANUFACTURING PLANT, A PITMAN HYDRA-LIFT TRUCK CRANE WAS BEING USED TO MOVE STRUCTURAL STEEL FROM A STORAGE AREA TO THE SLAB FOR THE PLANT ADDITION. A 34-FOOT-LONG STEEL TRUSS WAS HOISTED FOR PLACEMENT ONTO THE FLATBED OF THE TRUCK CRANE. TWO WORKERS HELD THE TRUSS (ONE AT EACH END) TO STEADY IT AND TO GUIDE IT ONTO THE TRUCK. WHEN THE CRANE OPERATOR ANGLED THE BOOM UPWARDS, IT CONTACTED A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, WHICH WAS 23 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE TWO WORKERS HOLDING ONTO THE STEEL TRUSS WERE ELECTROCUTED. THE GRASS AROUND THE TWO OUTRIGGERS CAUGHT FIRE, BUT THE CRANE OPERATOR WAS NOT INJURED. PERSONS ON THE SITE WERE NOT TRAINED CONCERING THE REQUIRED SAFE CLEARANCE DISTANCES.
Keywords: erection process, overhead power line, electrical, e c, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, construction, steel erection, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1159136 Occupation Not Listed

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