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Accident: 202361556 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scissor Lift Tilts In Hole

Accident: 202361556 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/29/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30965867208/29/20061731Enterprise Electric Co.
On August 29, 2009, Employee #1, an electrician, was installing metal-clad cable in the ceiling of a ballroom at a Hilton Hotel under construction. He was working from the approximately 8 ft by 2 ft work platform of an upright scissor lift, model #61800, serial #3591. Employee #1 inadvertently drove the lift into a 9 in. by 11 in. by 4 in. deep floor hole and fell about 14 ft to the floor. This hole had previously been covered, although other holes remained uncovered. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of a head laceration, a fractured right femur, and cracked vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, floor hole, work rules, electrician, construction, laceration, fall, elevated work plat, aerial lift, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 11 120
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309658672 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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