Alert 01 – 38 Overhead Power-Line Contact


A D6C Side-boom was being used to load nine lengths of pipe onto the back of a crew cab deck when contact was made with a 25,000 volt energized power line. Two laborers received some degree of electrical shock. Employees who received electrical shock were transported to hospital, assessed and released. Work-site activity was shut down, the electric company, operator and contractor company management were notified.

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