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Accident: 200513661 - Employee Is Killed While Removing Ceiling Light Fixture

Accident: 200513661 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 12/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30856598501/11/20058211Mn Conference Of Seventh Day Adventists
On December 23, 2004, Employee #1 was removing a temporary light fixture from the ceiling area of a gym. Employee #1 was 19 ft above ground using an Up-Right Tallescope unit to access the light fixture. While removing the light fixture, Employee #1 fell off the unit. Employee #1 failed to lock the wheels and extend the outriggers on the unit. There were no witnesses to the accident, and it is believed that Employee #1 tried to jump onto the stage as the unit was falling over, hit the stage and landed on the concrete floor. Employee #1 was able to drag himself several feet before he died.
Keywords: wheel, maintenance, outrigger, industrial truck, pit, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308565985 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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