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Accident: 170784466 - Worker Paralyzed In Fall From A Truck Mounted Boom Lift

Accident: 170784466 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/30/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31651725908/08/20127353All Phase Excavating & Construction Inc
On July 30, 2012, Employee #1, a 30-year-old male with All Phase Excavating & Construction Inc .,was elevated approximately eight-feet in a truck mounted boom lift installing light poles and fixtures on a public street in Woodland California. The owner of the truck, Employee #1's father, was attempting to reposition the truck when one of the truck's tires went off the curb approximately seven-inches. The resultant jarring action caused the elevated basket to shear off from the boom and fall toward the ground with Employee #1 still tied off in the basket. As the basket tipped over, Employee #1 fell headfirst, hitting the pavement from a distance too short for his attached safety lanyard to actuate. A Coworker summoned Emergency Medical Services and then unhooked Employee #1 from the overhanging basket so the truck could be moved. Employee #1 was taken to a regional hospital, where he stayed for an extended time for spinal fractures at multiple levels, a skull fracture, and other serious injuries. Employee #1 was left partially paralyzed from the mid-chest down from this event.
Keywords: boom truck, fracture, paralysis, spine, skull, fall, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316517259 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.

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