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Accident: 201283140 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 201283140 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/17/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31252603104/17/20091761Mid-South Subcontractors, Inc. Dba Mid-South Roof
At approximately 8:05 a.m. on April 17, 2009, Employee #1 and a coworker were preparing to install two 10 ft sections of down spout to metal gutters on the edge of the building at a height of approximately 35 ft. Employee #1 was being elevated with an AmeriQuip Eagle, Model Number 2-42, towed aerial lift. It was attached to the company's truck with the outriggers in the stowed position. Employee #1 elevated himself approximately 35 ft in front of the building. The aerial lift began to tip over striking the wall of the adjacent ramp. Employee #1 was ejected from the basket and was killed.
Keywords: ejected, outrigger, struck against, construction, aerial lift, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312526031 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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