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Accident: 201095833 - Employee Injured In 16-Ft Fall From Scissor Lift

Accident: 201095833 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 02/20/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30081250002/20/20021521Lone Eagle Construction
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on February 20, 2002, Employee #1 was attempting to gain access to a roof 20 ft tall from an elevated platform. The elevated platform was 16 ft tall and upon an extended Grove SM 388 4XT scissors lift. He had climbed the extended arm supports of an extended lift and was proceeding towards the work platform. As he reached the work platform, he lost his balance and fell. He landed upon concrete and suffered a concussion. Emergency medical personnel was summoned and transported him to a medical center. He was hospitalized to receive surgical and postoperative care.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, fall, fall protection, concussion, elevated work plat, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300812500 Hospitalized injury Concussion Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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