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Accident: 171057888 - Two Employees Injured When Man Lift Tips Over

Accident: 171057888 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/02/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12680602508/02/19991791Western Const Specialties
Employee #1, of Western Construction Specialties, was in a man lift, welding the front of a structure to preparing it for stone facing. He was moving the lift without lowering himself when one of the front wheels dropped 5 in. into a depression. The lift tipped over and Employee #1 fell to the floor. He and Employee #2, a construction worker on the floor, sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: floor hole, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, fall, work surface, aerial lift, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126806025 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)
2 126806025 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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