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Accident: 115511.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Crushed When Aerial Lift Overturns

Accident: 115511.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1394149.01504/16/2019J & L Construction Llc

At 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in concrete form work on a multiemployer construction project at a g olf course. He was operating a Sky Trak Telehandler, Model 6036, with a dual le g chain sling, Serial Number 94182, rigged to the lift's load apron. He hooked the dual leg chain sling to a 6-foot wide by 8-foot tall concrete gang form. He then raised the lift boom with the concrete form and proceeded to drive the Tel ehandler up a steep hill. The Telehandler became unstable and top heavy on the steep grade and tipped over, with the cab coming to rest on the ground. The emp loyee, who was not using his seat belt, was ejected from the cab, and his right leg became caught under the cab. His leg was crushed between the cab and the gr ound. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for t reatment of his crushed leg, including fractures of both lower leg bones between the knee and ankle.

Keywords: aerial lift, blunt force trauma, boom, caught between, concrete form work, crushed, ejected, equipment operator, fracture, leg, multiemployer, overturn, rigging, seat belt, steep grade, unprotected, unstable position
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   0 0

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1394149.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Forming

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