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Accident: 200902559 - Employee Falls From Platform And Strikes Head; Later Dies

Accident: 200902559 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 02/16/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31409234702/17/20117353Coastal Crane & Rigging, Inc.
On December 15, 2010, Employee #1, a crane operator, was standing on the operator's platform, maneuvering the boom of a Manitex Model 1568 truck-mounted crane. The crane was being used to unload and stage membrane material from a delivery truck onto the roof of a commercial building during a roof replacement project. Without apparent cause, Employee #1 fell about 2.5 feet from the platform onto the asphalt parking lot, striking his head on the ground. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital with a head injury and received medical treatment. He died a month later, having never recovered from the head injury.
Keywords: platform, head, roof, struck against, fall, crane operator, work platform, work surface, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314092347 Fatality Concussion Crane and tower operators

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