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Accident: 200612729 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scissor Lift Overturns

Accident: 200612729 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 08/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30955823708/09/20071742Classic Exterior, Llc

On August 9, 2007, Employee #1 and coworkers had set up a Skyjack rough terrain scissor lift, model SJ7135, with the outrigger situated on a large, irregularly-shaped rock. Employee #1 and a coworker were in the lift basket when it was extended all the way to the top. At that point, the outrigger apparently moved on the rock and the scissor lift overturned. Employee #1 rode the lift to the ground, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization. The coworker jumped and grabbed the ledge of the building; he was rescued without injuries by the other workers.

Keywords: outrigger, work rules, construction, fall, aerial lift, overturn, unstable position
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 35

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309558237 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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