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Accident: 201162021 - Employee Injured In Fall When Rolling Platform Overturned

Accident: 201162021 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/10/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11982915808/10/20001799Chk Inc
At approximately 6:59 a.m. on August 10, 2000, Employee #1 was washing the outdoor logo of a K-Mart store in Los Angeles, CA. He was using an elevated, wheeled platform while his coworker/brother was on the pavement. For some reason, Employee #1's brother pushed the platform, but because the wheels were locked, the platform tipped over and Employee #1 fell to the ground. He sustained multiple contusions and was transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he was treated and released later that same day. Neither Employee #1 nor his coworker/brother were inadequately trained in the proper use of and safe practices regarding the wheeled platform, particularly the danger inherent in riding a rolling platform as it is being moved.
Keywords: platform, caster, building, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, fall, elevated work plat, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119829158 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Vehicle washers and equipment cleaners FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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