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Accident: 200203230 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Truck Bucket

Accident: 200203230 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 11/04/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31096229511/04/20081799Johnston Home Services, Inc.
At approximately 2:20 p.m. on November 4, 2008, Employee #1 was working from a bucket truck, approximately 50 ft above a ground level. The truck outrigger sunk into the soft ground and the truck rolled partially onto its left side. Employee #1, who was in the bucket fell and struck his head against the concrete. He sustained the head trauma and was transported to Floyd Medical Center. Then he was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Employee #1 died at approximately 10:30 p.m. on November 7, 2008.
Keywords: fracture, head, struck against, construction, truck, fall, bucket elevator, concrete, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310962295 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:36
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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