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Accident: 14444806 - Aerial Lift Malfunctioned And Fell; Employee Injured

Accident: 14444806 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 05/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
330572905/13/19861542General Interiors, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
330571105/13/19861542Fletcher & Sons, Inc.

AN INSULATION MECHANIC WAS WORKING ON THE PLATFORM OF A VERTICAL TOWER AERIAL LIFT (RIDER LIFT R-19). AS THE PLATFORM WAS RAISED THE LIFT FAILED, CAUSING THE PLATFORM TO FALL 14 FEET. IT CAME TO REST IN AN INCLINED POSITION, THE HIGHER END BEING SUPPORTED BY THE SCISSORS ARM RAM AND KEPT ABOUT 4 FEET ABOVE THE FLOOR. THE EMPLOYE WAS THROWN AGAINST THE GUARDRAIL ON THE LOWER SIDE OF THE PLATFORM. HE SUFFERED ABRASIONS AND BRUISES TO HIS SIDE AND RIBS. SEVERAL SHEETS OF INSULATION THAT HAD DRAPED THEMSELVES OVER THE GUARDRAIL BROKE THE FALL AND PREVENTED MORE SERIOUS INJURIES.

Keywords: guardrail, hydraulic cylinder, abrasion, rib, fall, aerial lift, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3305729 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Insulation Workers
2 3305711 Occupation Not Listed

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