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Accident: 170865711 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scissor Lift Tips

Accident: 170865711 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 03/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12586635004/03/19981541Industrial Contracting Engineers, Inc.
Employee #1, of Industrial Contracting Engineers, Inc., was working atop a platform elevated by a scissor lift near the north wall of a two-story auto service center. The left front wheel of the lift dropped into a 2 ft by 2 ft by 5 in. deep hole in the concrete floor, causing the platform to tip. Employee #1 fell approximately 15 ft and sustained a fractured vertebra, head lacerations, and a torn tendon in his right elbow.
Keywords: fracture, head, floor hole, work rules, construction, laceration, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125866350 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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