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Accident: 100822.015 - Employee In Falling Personnel Basket Breaks Both Legs

Accident: 100822.015 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 11/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1278025.01511/16/2017Aptus Group Usa Llc
At 12:45 a.m. on November 15, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by an infrastructure construction company, were working at a bridge rehab project. They were working from inside a personnel cage/basket suspended by a Carrydeck Crane over the side of the bridge. The cage unintentionally dropped 20 feet before coming to a sudden stop approximately 30 feet above the ground. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to both legs.
Keywords: bridge, fracture, leg, personnel cage, fall protection, crane, fall, falling object, equipment failure, elevated work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation   60
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1278025.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain

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