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Accident: 200642593 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Runaway Aerial Lift

Accident: 200642593 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 08/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30496512208/29/20021742Screwed Up Drywall
At approximately 12:40 p.m. on August 28, 2002, Employee #1, the owner of a small drywall construction company, was moving a Genie boom-supported elevating work platform inside a church. He lost control of the unit, which rolled down the slanted floor and plunged into the 9 ft deep orchestra pit. Employee #1 was catapulted out of the basket and fell approximately 35 ft, striking his head against the metal structure of another boom lift. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: ejected, head, struck against, fall, fall protection, lost control, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304965122 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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