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Accident: 200997682 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 200997682 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/17/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31318913606/17/20091791Harmon Steel Inc
On June 17, 2009, an employee was lowering the boom down from the second level to ground level to put tools in the gang box on the ground. The gang box on the second level was full. The aerial lift was parked in the East - West direction when the boom was scooped out to the North approximately 40-ft high when the South East tires went off into a hole or excavation depression, 24-in wide by 24-in. long by 12-in deep, The hole was not visible and the lift flipped to the South, rotated about 90 degrees causing the employee to flipped out of the lift onto ground. The lift rolled from North to South on a horizontal beam causing the basket to strike the vertical beam and ejecting the employee out. The employee was killed. The basket was resting on the vertical beam. The employee was not tied off.
Keywords: construction, fall, motor vehicle, work surface, aerial lift, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313189136 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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