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Accident: 201204948 - Employee Gets Caught Between Equipment And Structure

Accident: 201204948 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 01/18/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31590689101/25/20131771Contech Services Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31590691701/25/20132436Freres Lumber Co Inc
On January 18, 2013, Employee #1 was seriously injured. Employee #1, #2 and #3 were working out of an all terrain scissor lift installing wood forms on the walls and the ceilings of concrete vats used in the process of veneer manufacturing. The job that they were doing was installing shotcrete on the walls and the ceiling of the vat. As the scissor lift was going up from the ground to the ceiling, Employee #1 was holding a 2 in. by 2 in. by 8 ft form over the side of the rail of the lift as they were going up. When they got close to the ceiling, Employee #2, the lift operator, let go of the controls which should have stopped any movement of the lift. It did not, and the lift continued to raise toward the ceiling. Employee #1 heard Employee #2 saying "it would not stop" so he started to slide back into the working area of the lift but got his head caught between the rail and the ceiling. Employee #2 hit the emergency stop but Employee #1 had already gotten caught. Employee #2 restarted the lift which reset and lowered enough to release Employee #1. Employee #2 and Employee #3 in the lift helped Employee #1to the floor of the lift and tried to make him comfortable and lowered the lift to the ground. Employee #2 stayed with Employee #1 while Employee #3 went for help. 911 was called and Employee #1was transported to the nearest hospital. Employee #1 stained a broken jaw along with a cracked vertebra in his neck.
Keywords: aerial lift, rail, ceiling, caught between, neck, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 17
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315906891 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 315906917 Occupation not reported

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