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Accident: 201622974 - Employee Is Injured When Pinned Between Lift And Bridge

Accident: 201622974 -- Report ID: 1054116 -- Event Date: 08/24/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31474224809/29/20101622Rjt Construction Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31474147108/25/20101611Legacy Contracting Inc
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 24, 2010, Employee #1 and a coworker were working from a Model Number TB-80 Snorkel lift to attach suspension cables to the underside of a bridge. As they were trying to make the final attachment, Employee #1 tried to slightly move the lift vertically. The lift jerked upward and sent Employee #1 into the controls, with the joystick in the extend position. Employee #1 was then apparently pinned between the lift and the underside of the bridge, with constant pressure. The coworker in the lift could not operate the upper controls. Therefore, he pushed down on the platform, with his back against the bridge, as others came to the rescue and lowered them to an awaiting skiff. Crew members performed CPR and administered first aid until EMS (emergency medical services) arrived and transported Employee #1 to a nearby hospital. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries to his neck and shoulder (apparently bruises and abrasions), but was expected to recover. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: shoulder, cpr, abrasion, bridge, aerial lift, contusion, pinned, construction, neck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 70
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314742248 Occupation not reported FallDist:
2 314741471 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Crushed/run-over/trapped of operator by operating

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