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Accident: 202561882 - Two Painters Are Killed When Aerial Lift Tips Over

Accident: 202561882 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 01/22/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31758802801/23/20141721Riddle Painting & Coatings
On January 22, 2014, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a painting contractor, were engaged in exterior painting at a building. They were operating an aerial lift with its 85-foot boom raised 90 degrees. As they drove up a 14-degree grade and made a sharp turn, the aerial lift tipped over. Both Employee #1 and Employee #2 sustained fatal head injuries. This event was investigated by Virginia OSHA.
Keywords: head, boom, ppe, equipment operator, construction, fall, concussion, painter, aerial lift, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317588028 Fatality Concussion Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:70
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)
2 317588028 Fatality Concussion Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:70
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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