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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 102269925 - Employee Is Injured In Aerial Lift Collapse

Accident: 102269925 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 09/19/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31380667109/19/20091799The Sign Service
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on September 19, 2009, Employee #1 was operating an Eagle 44 towable boom lift (Serial Number 17901) at an approximate height of 32 ft to remove signs located outside of a retail store. When the lower boom's hydraulic cylinder apparently failed, the boom fell to the ground. Witnesses indicated that Employee #1 was ejected from the basket and then restrained by his fall protection equipment. He was hospitalized at Renown Medical Hospital for severe injuries to his face, fractured ribs, and a fractured vertebra.
Keywords: fracture, boom, equipment failure, lanyard, rib, fall, fall protection, advertising sign, vertebra, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313806671 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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