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Accident: 201403771 - Employee Injured When Aerial Lift Tipped Over

Accident: 201403771 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 03/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11091938803/03/20001623Detroit Edison Co
Employee #1 elevated himself in an aerial lift to disconnect wiring below an open fused switch. Employee #1 did not extend the outriggers for the aerial lift. When Employee #1 rotated the bucket over the side of the truck, the truck tipped over, and he fell with the bucket to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: outrigger, elec utility work, fall, aerial lift, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 110919388 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

Accident: 170872162 - Employee Fell With Aerial Lift In Tipover

Accident: 170872162 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 06/19/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12577383810/29/19981731Pacific Gas & Electric Company
A power line crew was moving an existing overhead power line. Due to the age of one of the utility poles supporting the line, the employer determined that it would not be safe to climb. Thus, the employees were using an aerial lift. A power line worker on the crew positioned the aerial lift truck but did not extend the outriggers before raising the boom. As he maneuver the bucket to the old pole, he exceeded the rated angle for operating the aerial lift without outriggers, and it tipped over. The employee fell with the bucket and incurred a serious head injury. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: head, overloaded, elec utility work, fall, aerial lift, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125773838 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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