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Accident: 201371341 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 201371341 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 02/01/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31229505802/01/20101795Empire Wrecking
On February 1, 2010, two employees were working in an aerial lift (JLG Articulating Boom, Model Number 1250AJP) to demolish one of the bell towers of a church. When the lift basket fell forward, both employees were ejected. Employee #1, who was wearing a harness but was not tied off, fell approximately 50 ft and was killed. The other employee, who was secured to the platform by a harness and lanyard, was not injured.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, demolition, unsecured, lanyard, fall, fall protection, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 4 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312295058 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:50
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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