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Accident: 14453898 - Employee Dies In Fall From Aerial Lift While Repairing Sign

Accident: 14453898 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11504039611/22/19917349Superior Light & Sign Maintenance Of Iowa, Inc.
At approximately 4:20 p.m. on November 19, 1991, Employee #1 was repairing defective lighting on a Coastal Mart service station sign. The employee was working from an aerial device approximately 20 ft above ground level when the boom suddenly snapped at its base and the work platform fell. The sudden unexpected drop caused Employee #1 to fall to the bed of the truck. Employee #1 suffered massive internal injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Keywords: repair, boom, equipment failure, fall, advertising sign, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115040396 Fatality Fracture Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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