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Accident: 113843.015 - Employee Falls From Scissor Lift And Fractures Ribs

Accident: 113843.015 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 02/17/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1380272.01502/19/2019Choice Sheetmetal Llc
At 1:40 p.m. on February 17, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a sheet metal compan y, was engaged in a demolition at a one-story commercial building. He was worki ng from the platform of a scissor lift and dismantling the ceiling panels from a freezer. The employee partially climbed off the work platform and attempted to place one foot on the cross brace of a pallet rack system. His foot slipped, a nd he fell, a fall height of 15 feet. Emergency services transported the employ ee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for seven fractured ribs o n his left side.
Keywords: brace, ceiling panel, construction, demolition, dismantling, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, fracture, rib, scissor lift, sheet metal, slip, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1380272.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Sheet metal workers FallDist: 15
FallHt:15
Cause: Demolition
FatCause:

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