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Accident: 200462158 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Elevated Work Platform

Accident: 200462158 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 05/12/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31067136705/12/20071721Jmcf, Incorporated Dba Certapro Commercial Paintin
Employee #1 and three coworkers were painting in a food processing load out area. Employee #1 was working from an elevated platform. The platform was attached to the ceiling with a stairway connected to the floor. The employees were required to climb the stairway to gain access to the platform. On both sides of the platform, a spring-loaded self-leveling stair with a safety cage was attached, which could be positioned and mounted over the tanker truck for loading liquids. Employee #1 was painting from the platform, when he stepped on the foot lock. This caused the spring-loaded stairway and cage to be released, and he fell approximately 12 feet to the concrete floor and was killed. Further investigation revealed that there was an adequate guardrail between the platform and the spring-loaded stair and cage, but Employee #1 was not using a personal fall arrest system.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310671367 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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