Two Propane Gas Supplier Workers Electrocuted when Boom Truck Crane’s Boom Contacts 7,200 Volt Overhead Power Line, Washington

Washington Case Report: 10WA031
Release Date: April 21, 2015
 

SUMMARY

In May of 2010, a 40-year-old propane service technician and a 25-year-old material handler were electrocuted at a propane gas supplier’s tank storage yard when a boom truck crane’s boom contacted an overhead power line. The incident occurred as the service technician operating the crane was preparing to lift a tank. The two victims were employed by a large national retail and wholesale supplier of propane. They worked at their employer’s propane service center and regional office location. This plant location provided a variety of propane services including bulk fuel delivery, tank and cylinder delivery and installation, service location fuel sales, and appliance sales, service, and repair.

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