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Accident: 200530087 - Employee Dies In Fall From Lift Basket

Accident: 200530087 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 10/06/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11509985510/07/20051521Bries Construction
On October 6, 2005, Employee #1 was helping to do clean up work at the end of his shift. The lift truck operator raised the basket to get over some scrap material and was waiting for a parked van to move so he could back up. Unknowing to the lift operator, Employee #1 jumped into the basket to remove a couple of boxes of screws to put away. Approximately 10-15 seconds after Employee #1 got on the unit, the basket slammed forward, throwing Employee #1 to the concrete. Employee #1 landed on his shoulder and struck his head on the concrete. He was airlifted to the hospital, where it was discovered that he had broken ribs, which had severed an artery and punctured a lung. Employee #1 died while being X-rayed prior to surgery.
Keywords: fracture, head, struck against, industrial truck, rib, fall, artery, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115099855 Fatality Concussion Carpenter apprentices

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