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Accident: 170118780 - Employee Killed When Basket Falls

Accident: 170118780 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 03/05/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10719896207/19/19931731Jerry Barrick Electric
On March 5, 1993, Employee #1 was inspecting the installation of overhead lighting for an electrician friend. He was in a basket that had been attached to forklift forks and then raised approximately 15 feet by an overhead crane. When the electrician, who was operating the forklift, moved the lift slightly forward the basket slid off the forks and fell to the ground. Employee #1 was transported to a hospital, where he died several hours later from a ruptured aorta, a liver laceration, and hemorrhaging.
Keywords: hemorrhage, work rules, construction, liver, rupture, industrial truck, laceration, fall, artery, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107198962 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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