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Accident: 14529622 - Employee Dies After Fall From Platform

Accident: 14529622 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 06/10/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10877685711/28/19944493Arey'S Marina, Inc.

Employee #1 wanted to hang a flag on a sign. He and a coworker placed a makeshift platform onto the forks of a forklift. Employee #1 climbed in and the coworker elevated him to about 8 to 10 ft. As he leaned out over the 36 in. high guardrails to hang the flag, both he and the unsecured platform fell to the ground. Employee #1 suffered a lacerated spleen and liver, among other injuries. He died 19 days later of septic complications.

Keywords: guardrail, spleen, unsecured, work rules, liver, industrial truck, laceration, fall, elevated work plat, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108776857 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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