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Accident: 200200939 - Employee Killed In Fall From Elevated Forklift Platform

Accident: 200200939 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 07/23/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30255870507/26/19991731Westin Industries, Inc.
Employee #1 was working from an elevated work platform that consisted of an 18 in. by 30 in. board atop a 4 ft by 4 ft wood plank pallet that was mounted on the forks of a Genie Superlift material handler. He was sitting in a metal folding chair on the board and was being hoisted toward the ceiling by a coworker using a two-hand winch. Employee #1 was at a height of approximately 15 ft with the forks extended when he fell to the concrete floor and was killed.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, industrial truck, fall, elevated work plat, work platform, work surface, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302558705 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall, other

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