Operating boomed vehicles close to overhead power lines puts operators and nearby workers at risk of electrocution. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found that nearly 20% of work-related electrocutions in the late 1980s involved boomed vehicles. Not following the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for safe clearances when operating cranes near power lines has resulted in deaths. Although the danger of overhead power lines appears to be obvious, accidents still occur. To reduce or prevent these accidents, employers should train boomed-vehicle operators/truck drivers and assorted workers in applicable OSHA crane standards.