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Accident: 200371938 - Employee Dies From Fall Off Of Hydraulic Lift

Accident: 200371938 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 12/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30355338212/11/20011796Lexington Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
On December 10, 2001, Employee #1 was installing an air line in the ceiling of the Square D plant. He was conducting the installation from a Cougar Hydraulic Lift and at an approximately 23 ft high. As Employee #1 was pulling himself along the structures of the roof, the lift tilted over, causing him to fall 23 ft to the concrete floor. Employee #1 struck his head on the concrete floor, causing traumatic head injuries that were fatal.
Keywords: head, hydraulic lift, installing, fall, fall protection, air line, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303553382 Fatality Other Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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