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Accident: 24135.015 - Employee On Scissor Lift Is Struck By Overhead Door And Fall

Accident: 24135.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 07/18/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
530559.01507/19/2012Reilly Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. on July 18, 2012, Employee #1 was using a Sky-Jack s cissor lift to remove interior metal siding on a piece of HVAC equipment. The HV AC equipment was going to be relocated. He was working alone in the wash bay of a commercial facility. At full extension on the scissor lift, the lift was at an approximate height of 21 ft. An individual, who was located outside of the buil ding, opened a nearby overhead door via an overhead door remote. Upon, opening t he overhead door, the door contacted the scissor lift and caused the scissor lif t to collapse onto the hard concrete surface below. Employee #1 and the lift col lapsed and both fell approximately 21 ft to the ground. Employee #1 sustained he ad trauma and upper leg injuries. He had not been trained on recognizing additio nal hazards that could affect the safe operation of the scissor lift. Employee # 1 was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized for surgical pr ocedures and additional medical treatment.

Keywords: aerial lift, collapse, door, door machine, fall, head, leg, scaffold, scaffolding, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 25

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 530559.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist: 20
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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