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Accident: 201791258 - Employee Injured In Fall From Manlift

Accident: 201791258 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 12/24/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12025543501/28/19981731Comparan Electric
At 7:15 a.m. on December 24, 1997, Employee #1 of Comparan Electric was seriously injured when he fell off a scissors lift while working on an electrical conduit located under the ceiling of the production room of Owen's Brockway. He fell about 15 feet, landing on the production room floor. He was hospitalized at Whittier Medical Center for about five days and released later to recuperate at home. He was cutting the electrical wires of an electrical conduit, 2 inches in diameter by 10 feet long, and was leaning on the railings of the scissors lift and ceiling conduit at the time the pipe or conduit gave way. The weight of the pipe pulled him down. He fractured his left wrist due to the fall.
Keywords: fracture, mobile scaffold, conduit, electrical work, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120255435 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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