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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 69111.015 - Employee Falls From Elevated Platform And Is Killed

Accident: 69111.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 11/17/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1008770.01511/17/2014Taylor Insulation Company Inc.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on November 17, 2014, an employee was operating an ar ticulating aerial boom lift to reach exterior piping work at a height of 25 feet and greater up between two building structures. At one point the employee maneu vered and repositioned the aerial lift which caused the lower boom section to be located over top of a large steel bark hopper that was setting alongside the bu ilding. During the boom decent the boom became hung up on top of the hopper ledg e which caused the aerial lift chassis rear tires to lift approximately 18 inche s off the pavement. After the boom broke free from the structural bind, it cause d the equipment chassis to set down back down on the ground rapidly. This caused the boom to have a snap whip action and catapulted the employee out of elevated platform. The aerial lift equipment did not turn over and the boom remained in the upright position. The platform came to rest at 19 feet above the pavement.

Keywords: aerial lift, bucket elevator, elevated work platform, fall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 50 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1008770.015 55 M Fatality Insulation Workers FallDist: 19
Cause: Exterior cladding

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