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Accident: 14528186 - Employee Killed In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 14528186 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 05/10/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1802878705/12/19881623Riley Brothers, Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30 PM ON MAY 10, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1, AN ELECTRIC POWER LINE REPAIRMAN, WAS RIDING IN THE BUCKET OF AN AERIAL LIFT TRUCK AS IT WAS MOVING TO A WORK LOCATION. HE WAS PULLED FROM THE BUCKET BY A LOW HANGING (13 1/2 FEET ABOVE THE PAVEMENT) INSULATED COMMUNICATION CABLE AND FELL TO THE ROAD SURFACE. HE WAS KILLED. THE EMPLOYEE SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RIDING IN THE BUCKET, OR, IN THE VERY LEAST, SHOULD HAVE BEEN SECURED IN THE BUCKET BY SOME MEANS.
Keywords: communication cable, power line worker, work rules, riding on equipment, elec utility work, fall, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18028787 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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