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Accident: 201363447 - Ironworker Is Killed In Fall From Lift Boom

Accident: 201363447 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 09/21/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31362714309/22/20091791River City Erectors Llc Dba Hughes Erection & Fabr
On September 21, 2009, Employee #1, an ironworker was on a JLG aerial lift welding angle iron between joists. He slipped, fell approximately 25 ft, was impaled by a piece of rebar, and sustained a head injury. Employee #1 was killed. A witness reported that Employee #1 exited the lift's platform and stood on the lift's boom prior to the fall.
Keywords: head, impaled, iron worker, slip, welder, steel erection, fall, fall protection, aerial lift, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313627143 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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