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Accident: 202492534 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Aerial Lift Basket

Accident: 202492534 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31457253808/22/20111799Apex Painting Inc

On August 20, 2011, Employee #1 works for a commercial painting contractor, who was hired to repaint the exterior of a block of 1-2 story commercial office buildings. Employee #1 was a supervisor for the employer. He was not assigned to work on the date of the accident but stopped by with his mother-in-law to see how the job was going. He also decided to help the other worker by moving the 40 ft. (JLG) aerial boom lift around the side of the building. While in the process of moving the lift, he got it stuck in a landscaped area of dirt and bark. When the workers attempted to dig out, the tire(s) failed, Employee #1 decided to try to counterbalance the lift by elevating and extending the boom. As he was rotating the boom, it became severely unbalanced, causing it to tip over. Employee #1 was not wearing a harness and lanyard and was ejected from the lift as it fell onto his truck. He was injured (not specified) and was transported by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, CA. Employer stated that the lift was not to be used on that side of the building because of the lack of good/solid ground. The employees had been instructed to use a ladder on that side of the building. Employer had an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program, and the employee was appropriately trained or certified to use the equipment.

Keywords: ejected, ladder, paint, lanyard, fall, fall protection, aerial lift, unstable position
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314572538 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; painters, paperhangers and plasterers FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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