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Accident: 137127.015 - Employee'S Head Is Crushed By Scissor Lift In Doorway

Accident: 137127.015 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 05/16/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1531056.01505/16/2021Ocv Construction, Llc
At approximately 7:33 p.m. on May 16, 2021, an employee was riding on the rear o f a scissor lift that was operated by a coworker as the scissor lift was being t ransported through a personnel door. A Genie scissor lift model GS-1930 was bein g driven through a personnel door that measured 82 1/8 inches tall with an emplo yee operating the scissor lift and an employee riding on the rear of the scissor lift. The employee's head was crushed between the top rail of the scissor lift that measured 78 3/8 inches high from the concrete floor and the top of the door jam that measured 82 1/8 inches from the floor. The employee sustained a broken mandible, two broken eye sockets, and had swelling of the brain which required hospitalization.
Keywords: brain, caught between, crushed, head, scissor lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1531056.015 30 F Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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