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Accident: 43925.015 - Employee, Caught-Between Aerial Lift And Overhead Beam, Is K

Accident: 43925.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/23/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
902788.01504/24/2013Harold G. Butzer, Inc.

At 2:55 p.m. on April 23, 2013, an employee was at the platform control panel of an extensible boom lift, in order to position the lift platform underneath a to wer superstructure for grain loading and tighten bolts with an electric hand dri ll. The employee was found unconscious at the platform control panel, with his b ack against an overhead beam of the tower superstructure and his chest against t he lift platform railing, with his upper body leaning over the platform railing at the control panel. The overhead beam was about 17 feet above the ground. Th e employee did not have a hard hat on or a fall protection harness and lanyard. The employee sustained multiple blunt force trauma injuries from the extensibl e boom lift (aerial lift) and overhead beam of the tower.

Keywords: aerial lift, elevated work platform, grain elevator, hydraulic lift, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 88 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 902788.015 57 M Fatality Sheet metal worker apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Bolting-Up/Detail Work

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