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Accident: 200555761 - Employee Rolls Over Scissor Lift, Is Killed

Accident: 200555761 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/04/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31302491108/05/20091761Cgh Specialty Contractors, Inc.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on August 4, 2009, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were traveling in a scissor-lift in a direction parallel to a sidewalk adjacent to a building. The purpose was to replace flashing (siding) along the eave of a flat roof 21-feet 4-in. above grade. The operator of the scissor-lift (Employee #1) steered the scissor-lift off the edge of the sidewalk causing the scissor-lift to topple over. Employee #1 struck his head on the ground and was killed. Employee #2 was able to leap to a nearby tree and survive without serious injury.
Keywords: head, roll-over, struck against, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313024911 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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