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Accident: 201034444 - Employee Injured In Fall When Aerial Lift Overturns

Accident: 201034444 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 09/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30547114609/10/20021711Neptune Fire Protection

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on September 4, 2002, Employee #1, a plumber, was using an UPRIGHT scissor lift, Model Number MX-19, Serial Number SX-019012, to install sprinkler drops to the fire suppression system in the addition to a 60,000 sq ft supermarket. Employee #1 drove the lift into a very shallow pothole, causing it to tilt and then overturn. Employee #1 fell approximately 15 ft from the lift platform to the ground. Employee #1 sustained fractures to his cranium, face, and knees, and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to the hospital. Employee #1 was hospitalized and also treated for cerebral inflammation and psychological trauma resulting from the accident.

Keywords: fracture, installing, floor hole, construction, skull, fall, fall protection, work surface, 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 2 30

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305471146 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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