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Accident: 202544094 - Employee'S Back Is Broke In Fall From Basket Of Man Lift

Accident: 202544094 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/24/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486273107/24/20121721Art'S Painting & Cleaning Services Inc.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on July 24, 2012, Employee #1, a painter was performing a sporadically assigned task of positioning the man lift to finish painting a building. The employee was positioning the man lift when he rolled over a utility cover. The man lift crushed the utility cover tipping the man lift over. Employee #1 was not wearing a harness and fell from the basket of the man lift. The employee suffered a fracture to his back in the fall. Employee #1 was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a broke back and remains hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, cover, roll-over, back, crushed, fall, elevator, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314862731 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painting and paint spraying machine operators FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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