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Accident: 202477568 - Employee Is Killed When Crane Strikes Lift; Another Injured

Accident: 202477568 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 12/08/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266882512/08/20113316Calstrip Steel Corporation
On December 8, 2011, Employees #1 and #2 were in an aerial lift (Genie/Terex Model Number S-40, Serial Number S4011-16077) installing bird deterrents on the steel roof beams inside a building. A double overhead bridge crane (DEMAG Model Number DGTR, Serial Number 95273, 25 ton capacity) collided with the aerial lift's platform. Employee #1 was killed. Employee #1 was hospitalized for abrasions and bruises. The bridge crane operator did not see the lift in the path of the crane. There was no evidence that Employees #1 or #2 received training in the operation of the lift. The company had a lockout/tagout policy that required the bridge crane to be shut down whenever work was done using an aerial lift.
Keywords: head, work rules, lockout, abrasion, struck by, concussion, communication, aerial lift, crane, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312668825 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 312668825 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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