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Accident: 200821130 - Employee Falls From Aerial Lift And Dies

Accident: 200821130 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 05/16/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30415869405/16/20011799Complete Telecommunications Company
Employee #1 was conducting telecommunication wiring operations. He was using a vehicle mounted aerial lift without personnel fall protection and was facing the opposite direction of travel. He struck an existing line and was forced up and out of the bucket and fell approximately 15 ft and died.
Keywords: struck against, industrial truck, fall, bucket elevator, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition Under $50,000 18 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304158694 Fatality Fracture Electrical and electronic technicians FallDist:
FallHt:18
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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