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Accident: 170761514 - Employee Is Killed When Pinned In Aerial Lift

Accident: 170761514 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/15/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30742395412/22/20041542Kaser-Spraker Construction
Employee #1 was working from an aerial lift, which was in the 'up' position, under an I-beam. Employee #1 was cutting out the beam pocket, when he accidentally came into contact with the 'drive/steer' lever, which made the manlift move. Employee #1 was killed when he was pinned between the I-beam and manlift control panel. As per the Manufacturers Operating Manual for the Manlift, SM2129E-14017, the drive/steer lever should not have been able to move until the lower half of the knob was pulled up to release it from the detent. As per the written statements, this safety device on the Drive/Steer lever was not operational.
Keywords: work rules, concrete beam, construction, caught between, aerial lift controls, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307423954 Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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