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Construction laborer electrocuted by energized crane in California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1993 Apr; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20026964
Abstract
26-year-old Hispanic male construction laborer (victim) was electrocuted when he tripped and came into contact with an energized crane. The victim was in the process of carrying a wire rope over to be used to attach a pile of plywood to the crane's hook. The commotion created by the victim behind the crane, startled the crane operator thus allowing the boom to make contact with a high voltage powerline. CPR was immediately administered by co-workers until paramedics arrived. The FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. make employees aware of the hazards at the worksite 2. employers should provide information which informs their employees of what kinds of hazards to look for and how to avoid them. 3. develop and implement strict procedures when working with a crane in the vicinity of high voltage power lines. 4. contact the local electric power company and have the power turned off when working within a certain distance of high voltage power lines.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Electric-properties; Electrical-burns; Electrical-charge; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-properties; Electrical-safety; Electrical-systems; Electricity; Electrocutions; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
Publication Date
19930415
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB2008-100190
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-92CA006; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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