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Accident: 116189.015 - Employee Is Killed When Thrown From Bucket Lift

Accident: 116189.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1400245.01504/30/2019Wayne Martin

At 10:00 a.m. on April 29, 2019, an employee was in the bucket of a bucket lift truck without fall protection and began to move cable lines from an old pole to the new pole. The employee let the cable line slack down into the roadway. A con crete truck came down the road and caught the cables and pinned the employee in the bucket and then threw him from the aerial lift bucket, killing him.

Keywords: aerial lift, ejected, fall, fall protection, power line worker, power lines, truck, truck crane, utility pole
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   20 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1400245.015 38 M Fatality Installers And Repairers FallDist: 30
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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