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Accident: 116227.015 - Two Employees Are Injured When Scissor Lift Overturns

Accident: 116227.015 -- Report ID: 0454715 -- Event Date: 05/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1400520.01505/14/2019Donnie Alford

At 2:30 p.m. on May 6, 2019, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a painting contrac tor, were using a scissor lift and painting the exterior molding of a building. As one of the employees attempted to move the scissor lift to a new work locati on along a three to six degree sloped concrete sidewalk, a tire caught in a crac k in the concrete, causing the lift to overturn. Both employees fell, a fall he ight of approximately 9 feet. Emergency services transported the employees to t he hospital, where both were admitted for treatment. Employee #1 sustained a fr actured spine, a fractured wrist, a sprained leg, and internal bruising. Employ ee #2 sustained fractures to his left leg, his tailbone, and his pelvis, and a c oncussion.

Keywords: back, blunt force trauma, buttocks, caught by, caught in, concussion, construction, contusion, fall, fall protection, fracture, leg, overturn, painter, pelvis, scissor lift, spine, sprain
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 25

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1400520.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 9
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause:
2 1400520.015 66 M Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 9
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause:

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