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Accident: 100386.015 - Employee Is Thrown From Lift, Then Pulled Back, Injures Spin

Accident: 100386.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 08/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1274494.01510/31/2017Americas Welders Corp.
At 3:30 p.m. on August 18, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction welding company, was working at a multiemployer construction project. He was working from the basket of a JLG lift and helping disassemble a crane tower. The crane jib from nearby equipment broke off and dropped parts onto the lift. Employee #1, who was tied off with fall protection equipment, was thrown from the lift and then pulled back. He crashed onto the lift's floor, hitting the floor with significant force. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple fractures and damage to vertebrae.
Keywords: struck by, aerial lift, dismantling, fall protection, fracture, falling object, construction, vertebra, tie-off, tower crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1274494.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain

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