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Accident: 200460665 - Employee Injured In Fall When Aerial Lift Bucket Cracks Open

Accident: 200460665 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 02/24/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11629786202/25/20000783Hunt & Hulteen Incorporated
Employee #1 was using an aerial lift truck to prune a Scotch pine tree when the edge of the fiberglass bucket moved against the wall of a brick building. The lip of the bucket became stuck in a crack in the wall. Employee #1 was trying to move the aerial lift when the fiberglass bucket cracked open and he fell 20 ft to the ground. He sustained back injuries, for which he was hospitalized. Employee #1 was not wearing a safety belt. A lanyard was attached to the aerial lift boom.
Keywords: clearance, work rules, safety belt, struck against, back, fall, fall protection, tree trimming, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116297862 Hospitalized injury Fracture Timber cutting and logging occupations

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