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Accident: 101471.015 - Employee Falls When Scissor Lift Tips Over And Incurs Multip

Accident: 101471.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271027.01510/18/2017Southwest Industrial Electric
At 1:00 p.m. on September 23, 2017, Employee #1, an apprentice electrician emplo yed by a company that provided industrial electrical services, was installing el ectrical wiring at a hangar. He was working from a 19-foot scissor lift and usi ng an electrical wire puller to pull conductor wires from a spool to a junction box. The electrical conductor wire became entangled in the wire puller and hook ed onto the scissor lift's protective guardrail. The scissor lift tipped over a nd Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 19 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated fo r a burst lumbar fracture that required fusing of six vertebrae, a fractured rig ht foot, and a shattered right heel.
Keywords: aerial lift, construction, electrical work, electrician, entangled, fall, foot, fracture, untrained, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1271027.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Electricians' apprentices FallDist: 19

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