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Accident: 200030773 - One Killed, One Injured When Lift Overturns Into River

Accident: 200030773 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 09/24/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30311524009/24/19991611Baker Heavy & Highway, Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were using an aerial lift situated a barge to strip forms from underneath a bridge over the Chicago River. The lift rolled off the barge and into the river, plunging both workers into the water. Employee #1 drowned and Employee #2 sustained serious injuries.
Keywords: barge, unsecured, work rules, construction, river, fall, drown, elevated work plat, aerial lift, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303115240 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Stripping and curing concrete
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)
2 303115240 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Stripping and curing concrete
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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