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Accident: 200515120 - Employee Falls When Basket Supports Break And Is Killed

Accident: 200515120 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 08/30/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31483722008/31/20101741Stebbins Engineering & Manufacturing Company
On August 30, 2010, Employee #1 and coworkers were bricking and blocking in windows and doors to repair the exterior of a building. Employee #1 was conducting multiple block and brick repairs on the exterior wall from a basket of a Genie boom lift. While the boom was being retracted, one of the basket's supports broke, causing him to be thrown from the basket. He was suspended from the down-turned basket via his harness and properly tied off lanyard. However, the force of the fall caused severe spinal separation, which killed him.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, spine, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314837220 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers

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