Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14558191 - Employee Killed By Improperly Blocked Hydraulic Lift
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|18112268||10/28/1992||8062||U.S. Dept Of Veterans Affairs|
Employee #1 and a coworker extended a hydraulic lift to its upmost position, then improperly blocked it. Employee #1 then used a hammer to unpin one of the hydraulic cylinders. The vibrations of the hammering knocked the jerry-rigged supports loose. The lift fell and amputated the top part of Employee #1's head. He was killed.
|1||18112268||Fatality||Amputation||Occupation not reported|