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Accident: 115881.015 - Employee Fractures Pelvis When Truck Rolls Down Embankment

Accident: 115881.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 05/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397595.01505/01/2019Norcal General Construction Corporation
At 2:00 p.m. on May 1, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, wa s repairing/installing a new light fixture on a street lamp located on a highway on-ramp. He was elevated approximately 25 feet, working from a Veralift aerial device attached to a Ford F-550 bucket truck parked on the ramp's shoulder. Th e truck's brakes failed/released, and the truck rolled down the embankment. The employee, who was not secured in the lift, was thrown to the ground. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and tr eated for a fractured pelvis.
Keywords: aerial lift, blunt force trauma, brake failure, construction, ejected, embankment, fracture, highway shoulder, installing, lighting fixture, pelvis, repair, truck, unprotected, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1397595.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause:

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