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Accident: 200021269 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scissor Lift Overturns

Accident: 200021269 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 12/15/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30213036412/18/19981731All-Phase Electric Co., Inc.
Employee #1, an electrician, was working from a scissor lift platform at a height of approximately 12 ft. The scissor lift was situated near the edge of a 52 in. by 52 1/2 in. by 3 1/2 to 4 in. deep floor depression when it tipped over. Employee #1 fell, striking the lift before landing on the concrete floor. He sustained serious injuries, for which he was hospitalized. It was not known whether the scissor lift was moving horizontally at the time of the accident.
Keywords: floor hole, work rules, struck against, construction, fall, elevated work plat, work surface, aerial lift, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302130364 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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