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Accident: 201163607 - Employee Injured In 30 Ft Fall Due To Broken Harness Line

Accident: 201163607 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12619680703/11/20027929Spectrum Effects Inc
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 22, 2002, Employee #1 was performing a 30 ft test jump, at a filming studio located at 1201 W. 5th Street in Los Angeles, CA 90017, for producers. The producers were interested in a special looking fall so a coworker tried different ways of rigging. Employee #1 was raised 30 ft by a scissor lift, stepped off and held onto a net. Employee #1 was seriously injured when a line connecting his body harness to a decelerator failed. The scissor lift drove off. Once the coworker gave the order, Employee #1 jumped away from the net. The Tech 12 line failed and Employee #1 fell to the ground hitting the edge of an existing stunt pad on the way down. Employee #1 was transported to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center where he was hospitalized for four days for treatment of a Lumbar-4 Compression Fracture.
Keywords: fracture, spine, test equipment, fall, fall protection, net, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126196807 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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