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Accident: 201041951 - Employees Are Injured In Collapse Of Elevated Lift

Accident: 201041951 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 08/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30759061208/19/20041751Tradewinds Construction
On August 19, 2004, Employees #1 and #2 were working from an elevated scissor lift, model Gs-4390 Rt. While occupying the platform of the lift, the lift collapsed, causing them to fall. They fell 25 ft to the ground floor level. Employee #1 was killed in the fall. As for Employee #2, he received injuries in the fall that required hospitalization.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, collapse, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307590612 Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)
2 307590612 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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