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Accident: 130828.015 - Two Employees In Lift Basket Are Killed When Lift Falls Over

Accident: 130828.015 -- Report ID: 0317300 -- Event Date: 11/02/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1500537.01511/02/2020Velex Inc
At 11:30 a.m. on November 2, 2020, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a communicat ions installation and repair company, were hanging a 5G antenna on a water tower . They were working from the basket of an aerial lift when the lift fell over, likely due to high winds. The two employees and the lift fell 125 feet, and the lift landed on the employees. Both employees were killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, antenna, basket, blunt force trauma, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, falling object, high wind, installing, overturn, water tower, windy
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition   125 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1500537.015 20 M Fatality Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip. FallDist: 125
FallHt:125
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:
2 1500537.015 22 M Fatality Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip. FallDist: 125
FallHt:125
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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