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Accident: 201560414 - Employee'S Abdomen Jammed Against Lift Control Panel

Accident: 201560414 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/19/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30360609906/02/20001622C C Myers
Employee #1 was in the basket of a JLG lift, operating the lift with the basket controls, when two wheels on one side of the lift got stuck in the mud. In an effort to lift the stuck wheels enough to get some dunnage under them, Employee #1 placed a 4 by 6 beam on end under the boom of the lift. He was pressing down on the beam with the boom when the beam slipped out of place and the boom snapped down, struck the ground and rebounded to its starting position, approximately 4 ft above the ground. Because of the rebounding boom, Employee #1's abdomen struck against the lift's basket controls.
Keywords: abdomen, boom, control lever, construction, aerial lift, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303606099 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Lathe and turning machine set-up operators FallDist:
FallHt:4
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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