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Accident: 201615648 - Worker Fractures Back In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 201615648 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 04/12/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31758960404/15/20141731J G C M Inc
On April 12, 2014, Employee #1, employed by an electrical and wiring installation contractor, was working at a sewer and water treatment plant. He was attempting to climb into the bucket of an aerial lift/digger derrick. The boom of the aerial lift was not in the down position, and so Employee #1 had to climb up to the bucket. The bucket swiveled, causing Employee #1 to fall. As he fell, he hit parts of the aerial lift truck and then landed on his back on the ground, a fall height of 13 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for two fractured spinal vertebrae and soft tissue injuries. This event was investigated by Oregon OSHA.
Keywords: digger-derrick, fracture, installing, boom, spine, construction, lighting, fall, fall protection, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317589604 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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