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Accident: 115825.015 - Employee Is Pinned Between Lift And Beam And Dies

Accident: 115825.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1392854.01504/04/2019179673970 - Starko Inc

At 12:52 p.m. on April 4, 2019, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were attempting to rehang some fire blankets more than 25 feet in the air before installing a blown film tower. Coworker #1 was operat ing a Genie GS Model 3220 RT Rough Terrain Scissor Lift. Employee #1 also was o n the lift and monitoring its movements from the back. Coworker #1 was on the f loor and acting as guide/spotter. As Coworker #1 moved the lift backward and fo rward to position it prior to raising the lift and hanging the fire blankets, Co worker #1 yelled for him to stop. Coworker #1 stopped the lift, turned to the r ear, and saw Employee #1 pinned between the lift's rail and a beam. Coworker #1 moved the lift to free Employee #1, who collapsed to the floor of the lift. Em ergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital fo r treatment of blunt force trauma to the chest with bilateral pneumothorax and m assive internal bleeding. Employee #1 died at the hospital.

Keywords: aerial lift, beam, caught between, chest, construction, crushed, equipment operator, fire ext system, hemorrhage, installing, pinned, rail, tower

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1392854.015 55 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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