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Accident: 201859428 - Employee Dies In Fall From Malfunctioning Aerial Ladder

Accident: 201859428 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 12/14/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31065973512/17/20073993Carter Sign Co., Inc.
At approximately 2:40 p.m. on December 14, 2007, Employee #1 was in the bucket of an aerial ladder and was preparing to change a light bulb for a sign in Corbin, KY. The hydraulic system to the ladder malfunctioned, causing Employee #1 to fall approximately 25 feet. He was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, where he died from his injuries at 2:48 p.m. on December 15, 2007.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, equipment failure, fall, mech malfunction, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310659735 Fatality Other Hunters and trappers

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