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Accident: 201023488 - Employee Suffers Several Fractures Due To A Man Lift Turn Ov

Accident: 201023488 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 08/01/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075376108/05/20111542Jfc Construction, Inc
At approximately 12:00 pm, on August 1, 2011 Employee #1 of JFC Construction, Inc., was driving an aerial device (Genie s-85) slowly down a steep (13.2 degrees), part of a private asphalt road. He felt he was sliding toward the left side of the road and going too fast, so he steered the unit toward a hill embankment as he prepared to jump off. The unit hit the embankment and turned 180-degree over. Employee #1 was trapped between the boom and the body of the unit. As a result, Employee #1 sustained fractures to three ribs, spinal column and skull and concussions. Employee #1 was helped by Employee #2 who was about 10 feet behind him in a truck (Peterbuilt). He called the ER for assistance.
Keywords: fracture, boom, spine, column, rib, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300753761 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, light FallDist:
FallHt:13
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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