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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 138657.015 - Employee Is Killed While Elevating Aerial Lift

Accident: 138657.015 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 08/18/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1550391.01508/18/2021South Eastern Fire Protection Labor Services, Llc

At 4:00 a.m. on August 18, 2021, an employee was replacing piping for the fire e xtinguishing system of a home and garden center. The employee was elevating an a erial lift when his neck was caught between the lift rail and a ceiling joist. T he employee died of blunt force trauma to the neck combined with acute drug toxi city - fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, and flubromazolam as determined by the medical examiner report.

Keywords: aerial lift, blunt force, blunt force trauma, caught between, drug overdose, elevated work plat, fire ext system, fire extinguisher, joist, metal rail, neck, pressure piping, repair
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   8 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1550391.015 42 M Fatality Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures

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