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Accident: 201081361 - Employee Sustained Injuries In Fall From Platform

Accident: 201081361 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/10/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12032845501/14/19997361Chipton-Ross Inc
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on September 10, 1998, Employee #1 was injured when he fell from a platform. At the time of accident, Employee #1 was working on a platform called a tooling fixture. The height of the platform was 81 in. The platform encompassed a very large area and was portable only if it had wheels. The platform also had detachable railings. Employee #1 was working in the area where the wing of an airplane was situated so that he could work underneath and guardrails could not be used. Employees #1 used a creeper to move under the wing while he was working on it. This creeper was a shop aid platform and it was called a scaffold, although it was only 5-ft by 7-ft and 10-in tall. It had three metal planks with four wheels and was weighing 110 lb. There was a cramped area under the wing. Employee #1 was trying to move the scaffold when it got hung up on an electrical cord. Employee #1 and the scaffold fell off the platform to the ground level. Employee #1 sustained bruises, contusions, and abrasions. He was hospitalized for two days for observations.
Keywords: platform, aircraft, wing, stuck, plank, abrasion, cord connector, fall, contusion, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120328455 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Aircraft mechanics, excluding engine

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