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Accident: 170888812 - Employee Injured When Elevated Lift Rolls Off Barge

Accident: 170888812 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558420104/30/19981622Dillingham Construction N.A. Inc.
Employee #1, who worked for a contractor at the work site, was in the basket of a self-propelled, two-wheel drive, JLG lift, model BONX, serial # 030878063., patching rough areas of new concrete. The lift was on a 20 ft by 40 ft barge made up of 10 ft by 20 ft flexifloats with flat tops. The barge was floating in a slough to access the underside of a highway overpass at a seismic retrofit construction site. The outgoing tide caused the barge to become stuck in the mud and list to one side. Employee #1 could not stop the lift from rolling off the corner of the barge and into the muddy slough. He and the boom basket were thrown upward, striking the bottom of the overpass before falling to the deck of the barge. Employee #1 sustained a fractured jaw, for which he was hospitalized. No form of blocking or chocking had been used on the lift's wheels.
Keywords: chock, barge, fracture, unsecured, work rules, slough, struck against, construction, fall, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over 1 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125584201 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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