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Accident: 201506672 - Employee Is Injured When Boom Lift Tips Over

Accident: 201506672 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 07/24/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31005521507/24/20061799Performance Caulking And Waterproofing, Inc
At approximately 7:09 a.m. on July 24, 2006, Employee #1 loaded and started the Genie S-65 aerial high lift to move it from the parking lot to the east side of the building, where he was going to caulk the windows. He traveled 3 to 4 feet, then began elevating the boom and rotating the basket. When the tilt alarm on the lift sounded, Employee #1 looked down and saw that the front two wheels were not touching the ground. The boom lift tipped and fell over into the street. The ground area next to the building had a 10 to 15 degree slope from the building towards the street. Employee #1 sustained a chip to his right elbow, contusions to his right leg, thigh, hip, back, chest and ribs. He also suffered a concussion and had internal abdominal inflammation. He was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: boom truck, roll-over, construction, abrasion, fall, struck by, concussion, work surface, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310055215 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Waterproofing
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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