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Accident: 100118.015 - Employee Falls While Exiting Lift And Fractures Hip

Accident: 100118.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1263815.01509/13/2017Hawkins Construction Company
At 12:00 p.m. on August 28, 2017, Employee #1, a carpenter employed by a constru ction company, was at the start of his lunch break at a bridge construction proj ect. He had been working from an MEC Titan 40-S extensible boom lift with guard rails removed. Employee #1 lowered the boom lift and detached his fall protecti on safety line from the anchorage point on the lift. As he stepped toward the l adder platform to descend to the ground, he fell, a fall height of approximately 6 feet 2 inches. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transport ed to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured hip.
Keywords: aerial lift, bridge, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, hip, lanyard, ppe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1263815.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist: 6
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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