Crane Accidents

Worker Suffers Electrical Shock at Mitchell Paving

06/25/01

Orondo, Washington

A Clarkston man was in serious condition today in a Seattle hospital after he was shocked Tuesday at the Mitchell Asphalt and Paving Plant.

Clarence Akkerman was airlifted to the Seattle hospital after the 6:33 p.m. accident, said Douglas County Fire District 4 Chief Tom Steichen.

Akkerman was shocked when a crew of men moved a water tank with a crane boom truck, which touched a Chelan County PUD 150-kilovolt line, Steichen said.

Akkerman suffered burns over 11 percent of his body, including the bottoms of his feet, right hand and arm and his right side, said Susan Gregg-Hanson, a spokeswoman for Harborview.

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