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Accident: 109469.015 - Employee In Boom Lift Incurs Head Injuries When Basket Falls

Accident: 109469.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 06/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1326405.01506/29/2018Capital City Sheet Metal, Inc.

At 3:00 p.m. on June 28, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a sheet metal company, w as engaged in roofing activity for a new two-story multifamily residential build ing. After using scrap wood pieces to level out the boom lift, he used the lift basket to reach a roof area that needed flashing installed. The boom lift beca me unbalanced and tipped over. Employee #1, who was tied off in the lift basket , rode the basket to the ground, a fall height of 40 feet. Emergency services t ransported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for h ead injuries.

Keywords: aerial lift, basket, boom, boom truck, decking, fall, fall protection, falling object, head, installing, metal sheet, residential construction, roll-over, roof, uneven ground
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2 20

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1326405.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist: 40
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Flashing Of Decking

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