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Accident: 200556447 - Employee Goes Over Cliff In Aerial Lift

Accident: 200556447 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/28/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31477043904/29/20111611Austin Bridge & Road, Lp
An employee was attempting to drive an aerial lift down a slope between a bridge under construction and a cliff like area. The employee was driving the aerial lift down the slope without a spotter. While moving down the slope the aerial lift was not centered down the slope, some of the machine was on the edge of the cliff area. As the aerial lift continued down the slope the machine became unbalanced and caused the aerial lift to fall over the edge and flip end over end down the slope killing the employee.
Keywords: fall, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314770439 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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