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Accident: 202089140 - Employee Is Injured When Ejected From Lift

Accident: 202089140 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 11/13/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31378073611/23/20091795Burge Wrecking Llc Dba Acme Dismantling Llc
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on November 13, 2009, Employee #1, with a demolition and dismantling company was on a Snorkel aerial lift (Model Number TB 120 RCU, Serial Number AP01063) He was torch-cutting one end of a steel beam while standing on the mid rail of the lift's basket. When the beam was cut through, it fell and struck the basket. Employee #1 was ejected and fell approximately 30 ft. He was hospitalized at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center and then transferred to St. Charles Mercy Hospital for unspecified leg, foot, and back injuries, including fractures. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: beam, ejected, fracture, torch, back, fall protection, aerial lift, cutting and burning, leg, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313780736 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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