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Accident: 110395.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries When Aerial Lift Tips Over

Accident: 110395.015 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 10/16/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1353980.01510/16/2018Interstate Heating Co., Inc.
At 11:30 a.m. on October 16, 2018, Employee #1 was operating a JLG 860 SJ aerial lift at a two-story residence and preparing to install gutters as part of a mul tiemployer construction project. The lift became stuck in the mud. As Employee #1 attempted to free the lift, it tipped over and ejected the employee. Employ ee #1 grabbed the boom and rode it down, a fall of approximately 37 feet, withou t any fall protection. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospi tal, where he was admitted and treated for a dislocated shoulder, a head lacerat ion, and a fractured kneecap.
Keywords: aerial lift, boom, dislocated, ejected, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, knee, laceration, mud pit, overturn, residential construction, roll-over, shoulder, stuck, unstable soil, unstable surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1353980.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Aerial Lift Operator FallDist:
Cause: Installing metal siding

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