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Accident: 116375.015 - Employee Incurs Chest Contusions When Caught Between Aerial

Accident: 116375.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 05/16/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1402051.01505/20/2019Defabco, Inc.

At 2:00 p.m. on May 16, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a building construction c ontractor, was installing a new elevated walkway at a tank farm. He was working from the basket of an aerial lift. There was a fixed pipe racking system behin d the basket. The employee retracted the lift basket and became caught between the lift's controls and the pipe racking system. He lost consciousness. Emerge ncy services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of chest contusions.

Keywords: aerial lift, basket, blunt force trauma, boom, catwalk, caught between, chest, construction, contusion, hydraulic lift, installing, pipe, storage rack, tank, unconsciousness
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1402051.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams

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