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Accident: 130325.015 - Employee Dies After Falling From Unguarded Platform Basket

Accident: 130325.015 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 10/06/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1495897.01510/06/2020Viking Development Llc
On October 6, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multi-employer construction project for a new residential structure. He w as using a SkyTrak Rough Terrain Forklift with a homemade platform basket and in stalling exterior siding. The platform basket had no side rails, and the employ ee was not using a personal fall arrest system. The employee walked backward on the platform and fell from the unguarded right side, a fall height of 17 feet. He hit his head on a concrete patio. Emergency services transported the employ ee to the hospital, where he died of fall-related injuries two weeks later.
Keywords: aerial lift, basket, blunt force trauma, brain, concrete slab, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, forklift, guardrail, head, installing, open-sided floor, residential construction, siding, skull, struck a
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1495897.015 44 M Fatality Carpenters FallDist: 17
Cause: Installing metal siding

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