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Accident: 201955671 - Employee Is Pinned Between Scissor Lift And Pipe, Later Dies

Accident: 201955671 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 04/08/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31311080104/08/20097699United Group Services, Inc.
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on April 6, 2009, Employee #1 was working in a scissor lift. Either Employee #1's coveralls or his lanyard (tied off to the lift) caught on the controls of the lift, causing it to rise. Employee #1 was unable to stop it, and he was pinned for a short time between the pipe he was supposed to remove and the lift. Employee #1 was communicating and appeared to be stable following some tests. Employee #1 died at approximately 1:00 a.m. the next morning while in surgery.
Keywords: pinned, caught between, abrasion, pipe, aerial lift, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313110801 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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