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Accident: 201922572 - Employee Killed In Fall When Aerial Lift Overturns

Accident: 201922572 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 09/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30457453609/04/20028999Congregation Beth Yeshurun

On September 4, 2002, Employee #1, a maintenance worker for a synagogue, was using a Genie AWP lift and a Genie Super Straddle to replace ceiling lights in the synagogue's auditorium. The lift had a 30-in. by 107-in. wheel base and could be extended to a height of 23 ft, 10 in. The floor was at a slight angle, but the leveling lights indicated that the vehicle was level when Employee #1 began to raise the lift. The outriggers were not installed on the equipment before the work was undertaken. As the lift approached its full height it began to sway. Coworkers tried to steady it, but the lift overturned and Employee #1 fell out, landing in the auditorium seats. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords: installing, outrigger, work rules, fall, aerial lift, overturn, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304574536 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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