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Accident: 125306.015 - Employee Dies After Fall From Aerial Lift Basket

Accident: 125306.015 -- Report ID: 0355116 -- Event Date: 03/30/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1471632.01503/31/2020Dean Steel Erection Company Inc.
At 10:45 p.m. on March 30, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a steel erection compa ny, and Coworker #1, his supervisor, were engaged in steel erection at a multiem ployer construction project, a new manufacturing structure. Employee #1 was in the basket of an aerial lift and installing/welding steel cross bars to an overh ead joist. He became unresponsive, possibly from an electric shock. The superv isor, using ground controls, proceeded to lower the basket. When the basket was approximately 25 feet above the concrete floor, Employee #1 fell backward from the basket and landed head first. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was treated for a fractured skull. Employee #1 died dur ing treatment.
Keywords: aerial lift, basket, construction, electric shock, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, joist, skull, steel erection, unconsciousness, unresponsive
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition   1 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1471632.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist: 25
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Welding/Bu

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