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Accident: 115825.015 - Employee Is Pinned Between Lift And Beam And Dies

Accident: 115825.015 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1392854.01504/04/2019179673970 - Starko Inc
At 12:52 p.m. on April 4, 2019, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were attempting to rehang some fire blankets more than 25 feet in the air before installing a blown film tower. Coworker #1 was operating a Genie GS Model 3220 RT Rough Terrain Scissor Lift. Employee #1 also was on the lift and monitoring its movements from the back. Coworker #1 was on the floor and acting as guide/spotter. As Coworker #1 moved the lift backward and forward to position it prior to raising the lift and hanging the fire blankets, Coworker #1 yelled for him to stop. Coworker #1 stopped the lift, turned to the rear, and saw Employee #1 pinned between the lift's rail and a beam. Coworker #1 moved the lift to free Employee #1, who collapsed to the floor of the lift. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital for treatment of blunt force trauma to the chest with bilateral pneumothorax and massive internal bleeding. Employee #1 died at the hospital.
Keywords: pinned, chest, crushed, installing, hemorrhage, fire ext system, equipment operator, construction, aerial lift, rail, tower, caught between, beam
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1392854.015 55 M Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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