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Accident: 201345113 - Employee Falls From Aerial Lift, Later Dies

Accident: 201345113 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 07/27/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31280197007/28/20091799Light Bulbs, Etc.
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on July 28, 2009, Employee #1, an employee of Light Bulbs Etc. a lighting subcontractor, was repairing an exterior light fixture on a building. Employee #1 was in a basket of an Asplundh aerial lift attached to a 1981 International truck when the weld on the block (the block connects the cables to the hydraulic system) of the upper boom failed. Employee #1 fell 25 ft to the ground. Employee #1 was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: repair, boom, broken weld, equipment failure, fall, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312801970 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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