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Accident ID:54
Circumstances:1. A young man was electrocuted while handling the end of the chute of a concrete pump when it made contact with an overhead 10kV line at a construction site.
Date: 2003
Time:
Occupation:General Worker
Gender:Male
Age Group:Adult < 25
Indoors/Outdoors:Outdoors
Site:Construction
Lighting:Daylight
Weather:Unknown
Work Group:Two Person
Supervision:Unsupervised
Safety Procedure:Competent Person onsite
Voltage:10kV
Location:Supply side
Equipment:Overhead line
Defects:Part made live
Contact:Indirect
How could this accident have been prevented?Safe system of work
Comment:The pump, which had a reach of about 35 metres, was set up directly under a 10kV overhead line that crossed the site. It made contact with the line while pumping concrete electrocuting the young man. No precautions (barriers, bunting etc.) were evident on the site at this location

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