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Accident: 202475125 - Employee Receives Injuries When Scissor Lift Overturns

Accident: 202475125 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 05/22/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30718861507/17/20087353Crainco, Inc
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on May 22, 2008, Employee #1 was performing a function test on a scissor lift, while standing on it. He raised the platform to its maximum height of 33 ft. The surface underneath the scissor lift was uneven being that it was partially dirt and partially cement. The wheels of the lift were located on this uneven surface. As the lift was elevated, the platform became unstable and tipped over. Employee #1 fell with the platform and was subsequently thrown from the platform. He suffered fractures in both of his ankles and his lower spine. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized for approximately one week for treatment of his injuries.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, hydraulic lift, spine, fall, work platform, ankle, overturn, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307188615 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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