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Accident: 135830.015 - Employee Injures Leg And Head In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 135830.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/22/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1512812.01502/02/2021Compass Services
At 11:30 a.m. on January 22, 2021, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contra ctor, was installing two LED light fixtures from the ceiling of an auto service shop. He was working from the bucket of a Versa Lift aerial lift that was mount ed on the back of a bucket truck. The employee was not using any form of fall p rotection. As he leaned against the bucket door, the door opened, and he fell t o the concrete floor, a fall height of 12 to 15 feet. The employee was transpor ted to the hospital and admitted for treatment of an open fracture of the left t highbone with an extreme rotation at the knee, and a severe laceration to the to p of his head.
Keywords: aerial lift, bucket , ceiling, construction, electrical work, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, installing, knee, laceration, lighting fixture, thigh, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1512812.015 61 M Hospitalized injury Electrical power installers and repairers

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