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Accident: 201794583 - Employee Injured In Fall From Automotive Hoist

Accident: 201794583 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 06/20/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12608515806/25/20011731Henkels & Mccoy Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on June 20, 2001, Employee #1, a mechanic working for Henkels & McCoy Inc., fell from the rack of an automotive hoist. According to employee interviews, Employee #1 was leaning into a pickup truck from the driver-side door, writing a note, when another employee, standing on other side behind the truck in the shop, started to raise the hoist. Another employee raised the rack holding the truck from the floor, not realizing the presence of Employee #1 on the driver side. When Employee #1 stepped away from the truck, he fell backwards about 3 to 6 feet. Employee #1 was hospitalized with fractured ribs and left collarbone. Employee #1 and the other employee were not aware of the presence of each other until after the accident.
Keywords: fracture, hydraulic lift, collarbone, hoist, rib, fall, pickup truck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126085158 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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