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Accident: 200920809 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Lift And Door Frame

Accident: 200920809 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 08/11/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30526492108/12/20021542Pan American Systems, Inc.
On August 11, 2002, Employee #1 was using a scissor lift to complete a painting job. He was maneuvering the lift through a 7-foot-tall door frame between the hallway and a classroom when the platform suddenly elevated and he became caught between the platform guardrail and the top of the door frame. Employee #1 was crushed and died of mechanical asphyxia.
Keywords: abdomen, asphyxiated, hoisting mechanism, construction, riding on equipment, caught between, painter, untrained, mech malfunction, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305264921 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Caught in stationary equipment

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