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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201020989 - Employee Falls From Scissor Lift, Sustains Injuries

Accident: 201020989 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 08/17/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12553362008/17/20061731Barnum & Celillo Electric Inc
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on August 17, 2006, Employee #1 was driving a JLG brand scissors lift (model number m2630 ES, serial number 0200125224), over a floor opening. The opening was covered with a sheet of one half inch, 5-ply, plywood. The plywood had an APA Span Rating of 32/16, with a maximum live load rating of 70 lbs. for a 24 in. span. The floor opening was in a concrete slab floor with hole dimensions of 36 in by 32 in by 10 in depth. The employee ran over the plywood with a wheel of the scissor lift. The plywood broke and the forklift tipped over. The employee fell with the vehicle until he struck the concrete floor. He was taken by ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Employee #1 sustained a fractured right ankle and a head injury and was hospitalized for three days. It was determined that a contributing factor to the accident was that there was not adequate cover over the floor opening.
Keywords: fracture, head, hydraulic lift, roll-over, struck against, fall, aerial lift, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125533620 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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