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Accident: 200002939 - One Employee Is Killed, One Is Injured In Fall From Lift

Accident: 200002939 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 11/10/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31340524311/10/20091791Midwest Steel, Inc.
On November 10, 2009, Employees #1 and #2, both iron workers, were working from an aerial lift, when the lift reportedly began behaving erratically and fell over. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was seriously injured. Apparently, Employee #2's neck was fractured, and he was hospitalized. The JLG Model Number 1250AJP lift was brand new, with only 66 hours of engine use.
Keywords: fracture, construction, fall, neck, aerial lift, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 10 125 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313405243 Fatality Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:75
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)
2 313405243 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:75
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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