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Accident: 112511.015 - Employee, Pinned Between Lift And Beam, Sustains Internal In

Accident: 112511.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 12/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1370798.01501/10/2019Solar Optimum
At 6:00 a.m. on December 18, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by an electrical company in the solar energy field, were installing solar panel s at the employer's building. Employee #1, an apprentice electrician, and Cowor ker #1 were working from a scissor lift and installing grounding wire for the so lar panels. Coworker #1 was operating the lift. Both employees were crouching as Coworker #1 began to reposition the lift to move to the next panel. As the l ift was moving, Employee #1 stood up to assist Coworker #2, who was on the groun d and attempting to remove a piece of caution tape that was being dragged behind the lift. Employee #1 became pinned and crushed between the top rail of the sc issor lift and an overhead metal beam. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of serious internal inju ries.
Keywords: caught between, construction, crushing, guardrail, installing, pinned, scissor lift, solar, steel beam
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1370798.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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