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Unsafe Ground Conditions Lead to Fatality

Two employees of a steel erection contractor had been bolting and welding at a height of 19 feet from a mobile elevated platform. After finishing work on a column, they were riding in the lift with the platform fully extended, when the right front wheel rolled over a pile of debris that had been left on the concrete floor. The scissor lift tipped over, causing one of the employees to sustain serious head trauma. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died. Proper inspection practices could have prevented this incident.

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