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Accident: 201881406 - Two Utility Workers Are Injured When Truck Strikes Lift

Accident: 201881406 -- Report ID: 0253630 -- Event Date: 10/01/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31246870510/01/20121611Amherst Tn Highway Dept Main St Accident 2012
On October 1, 2012, Employee #1, a laborer, and Employee #2, an electrician, both employed by the Town of Amherst (NY) Highway Department, were suspended in the bucket (personnel carrier) of an aerial lift truck. They were doing installation work along a road. Their truck was struck by a tractor trailer. Both employees were thrown from the bucket. They fell approximately 20 feet. Both were transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for serious unspecified multiple fractures.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, highway, construction, collision, fall, fall protection, struck by, tractor trailer, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other Under $50,000 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312468705 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)
2 312468705 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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