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Accident: 200644292 - Employee Is Killed When Aerial Lift Tips Over

Accident: 200644292 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 10/20/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31237917510/20/20081721Vilgar Remodeling Inc.
On October 20, 2008, Employee #1, the owner of a painting contracting business, was operating an aerial lift during the painting of the exterior walls of a parking garage and commercial building. The lift was boomed up and perpendicular to the chassis, when it fell over backwards with Employee #1 restrained by a body harness and lanyard. The basket hit in the center divider of the adjoining street. Employee #1 was killed at the scene. The aerial lift was not properly rigged for elevated use. The axles supposed to be extended out to provide more stability. The system to prevent the elevation of the man basket without the extension of the axles was not operating.
Keywords: rigging, boom, machine operator, construction, lanyard, restraining device, fall, struck by, painter, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312379175 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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