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Accident: 144705.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries When Ejected Out Of Aerial

Accident: 144705.015 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 01/13/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1573391.01501/19/2022Crocker Architectural Sheet Metal Co., Inc.

At 1:15 p.m. on January 13, 2022, an employee was installing sheeting on top of a roof and sidewall of a building. An excavator working below the aerial lift st ruck the aerial lift boom with the excavator stick. This strike caused the boom of the aerial lift to bounce up and down and side to side. The boom movement eje cted the aerial lift operator out of the basket. The aerial lift operator landed on the roof of the building, and then he slid down into a roof gutter. He was h ospitalized to treat broken ribs and a ruptured spleen.

Keywords: aerial lift, basket, broken, ejected, excavator, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, rib, roof, rupture, spleen
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   4

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1573391.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist: 12
Cause: Excavation

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