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Accident: 201042025 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From A Scissor Lift

Accident: 201042025 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 09/30/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30820953510/05/20041761Tradewinds Construction
On September 30, 2004, Employee #1 was setting floor truss/joists into place from a scissor lift. He climbed on top of a guardrail to obtain a better position for the installation when he lost his balance and fell. He fell approximately 9 ft to the ground. At the time of the work, he was not wearing any type of fall protection equipment. He was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized for multiple fractures.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, truss, guardrail, installing, joist, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308209535 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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