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Accident: 132507.015 - Employee Falls From Platform On Telehandler Forks And Is Kil

Accident: 132507.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 01/19/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510646.01501/19/2021Home Pro'S Sg Llc
At 10:00 a.m. on January 19, 2021, an employee worked to install exterior window at a residential home. The employee and a coworker used a wood box/platform sup ported by the forks of a Skytrack 8042 telehandler to work from while installing the windows. At some point, the coworker left the platform, crawling into a win dow to work while the employee stayed on the platform. The telehandler sat on an incline and at some point after the coworker left the platform, the unsecured p latform overturned and the employee fell approximately six feet. The employee re ceived severe head trauma and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, forks, head, installing, overturn
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 1510646.015 43 M Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 6
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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