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Accident: 200820520 - Employee Killed In Fall When Scissor Lift Overturns

Accident: 200820520 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 01/31/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11345753502/23/20001711S.J. Carlson

Employee #1 was on a scissor lift at a height of 32 ft, installing brackets for a sprinkler system. As he was working, he inadvertently drove the lift into an 8 in. deep depression, which caused it to overturn. Employee #1 rode the falling lift to the floor, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization. He died approximately three weeks after the accident.

Keywords: installing, floor hole, construction, fall, mech mat handling, work surface, aerial lift, overturn
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 40 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113457535 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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