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Accident: 202087813 - Employee Dies In Fall From Bucket Truck

Accident: 202087813 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 11/08/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30944417211/09/20061731Ridge Electric Co., Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on November 8, 2006, Employee #1, part-owner of Ridge Electric Co., Ltd., was on a vehicle-mounted elevating work platform (Hi-Ranger Model Number 50C45B1, Serial Number 98714600) performing repair work on an overhead highway light. When the boom supporting the work platform failed at the knuckle, the upper leg of the boom fell approximately 35 ft, back into the bed of the vehicle. Employee 1 was thrown from the bucket, struck his head on the truck bed, and landed on the ground. Coworkers administered first aid and rescue breathing to Employee #1 until emergency responders arrived. He died of the injuries received during the fall, including trauma to his head and back. Employee #1 had reportedly been wearing a full body harness with lanyard, and was connected to the anchorage point on the work platform.
Keywords: anchor, head, maintenance, lifeline, boom, struck against, equipment failure, back, lanyard, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309444172 Fatality Fracture Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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