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Accident: 200084044 - Elevated Scissor Lift Collapses And Injures Two Workers

Accident: 200084044 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 11/28/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31440751112/01/20111761Empire Construction Special Projects, Llc

On November 28, 2011, Employee # 1 a 28-year-old male and Employee # 2 a 31-year-old male with Empire Construction Special Projects Llc., were inside a scissor lift elevated to about 24 feet. The two employees were placing insulation tape around a window and also installing Tyvec to the outside of a building, when one of the scissor lift members had a metal fatigue, the members separated and the platform collapsed forward throwing both employees to the ground. Employee #1 and Employee #2 sustained serious unspecified fracture injuries in the event.

Keywords: mobile scaffold, collapse, scaffold collapse, fall, aerial lift, scaffold, scaffolding
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 6 85

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314407511 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 314407511 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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