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Accident: 200840445 - Employee Killed In Fall When Scissor Lift Overturns

Accident: 200840445 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 10/29/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30061019310/30/19991761Cassidy Construction Company, Inc.

Employee #1, an iron worker, was preparing to screw in sheet metal siding when his arm accidentally struck the scissor lift control panel behind him. The wheels of the lift turned and rolled off the concrete sidewalk, dropping 4 in. onto the asphalt parking lot and causing the lift to overturn. Employee #1 tried to ride down with the lift, but he fell upon landing and suffered a fatal head injury.

Keywords: clearance, head, iron worker, construction, fall, struck by, aerial lift controls, aerial lift, overturn
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 12 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300610193 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:7
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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