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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201179140 - Scissor Lift Ejects Employee

Accident: 201179140 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/05/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30936562502/08/20061731Vasko Electric Inc
On January 5, 2006, Employee #1, an electrician working for Vasko Electric Inc., was operating a scissor lift to install lighting 15 ft high on the west side of the exterior of a building. At the time of the incident, the work platform was elevated about 10 ft, when he moved the lift and ran over a hole in the ground, causing the lift to tip over away from the building. Employee #1 fell to the ground and suffered fractured vertebrae. He was transported to UC Davis Medical Center, where he remained for 4 days.
Keywords: fracture, installing, vehicle in gear, electrician, industrial truck, lighting, fall, elevated work plat, vertebra, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309365625 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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