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Accident: 201094729 - Employee Killed By Fall Of Fork Lift Telescoping Boom

Accident: 201094729 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 05/25/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12613512805/25/20011799Stc Netcom
While attempting to hook-up a cable on a tower structure, the high lift which they were using became unstable and fell to its side, causing a fatal injury to Employee #1 who was working 35-feet above on the lift. The equipment involved was a Pettibone High Lift Fork Lift with a telescoping boom. Employee #1 was employed by STC Inc. at a worksite located on top of South Mountain. Employee #1 was working on the platform 35-feet up the tower, connecting coaxial cable. Employee #1 sustain fatal multiple injuries from the fall of the high lift fork lift telescoping boom.
Keywords: platform, fracture, communication cable, industrial truck, fall, tower, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 3 36 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126135128 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:35
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall, other

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