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Accident: 202089090 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 202089090 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 11/05/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31378051211/05/20091799International Tank Service, Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on November 5, 2009, Employee #1 was removing wall-mounted, triangular brackets and mounting clips from an interior wall. While repositioning the aerial lift, Employee #1 was facing the controls and his back was to the wall-mounted brackets. The basket of the aerial lift became caught on a bracket, and when the basket released from the bracket, the sudden upward movement ejected Employee #1 from the lift. Employee #1 fell to the ground and was killed. He was wearing a full body harness with lanyard but was not tied off to the aerial lift platform.
Keywords: ejected, dismantling, unsecured, stuck, struck against, construction, fall, fall protection, aerial lift controls, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313780512 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:50
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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