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Accident: 119309.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 119309.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391951.01504/10/2019M. W. Reid Welding, Inc.

At 11:15 a.m. on March 8, 2019, an employee was replacing rusted bolts and nuts of a metal guardrail on the second floor of a commercial building using an aeria l lift. The employee was standing on an elevated platform of a Genie Model GS-1 930 aerial lift extended to approximately 12 feet. While moving the lift, it "je rked" very quickly and ran into and over a 3 inch curb that was in it's path. Th e sudden movement and contact with the curb caused the entire aerial lift to fal l over with the employee inside. The employee suffered a right elbow fracture, d islocated right wrist, and trauma to his left knee requiring surgery and in-pati ent hospitalization for over 24 hours.

Keywords: aerial lift, elbow, fall, fracture, knee, overturn, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   4 40

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1391951.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel

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