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Accident: 202596607 - Employees Are Injured In Fall From Lift

Accident: 202596607 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 03/11/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31309855003/11/20091711Advanced Fire Protection Systems Llc
On March 11, 2009, Employees #1 and #2, with Advanced Fire Protection Systems, LLC, were inspecting a building to bid on a fire sprinkler system contract. They used a homemade lift to ascend to the fourth floor level. When the lift failed, both employees fell 35 ft. They were hospitalized for unspecified fractures.
Keywords: fracture, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313098550 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction inspectors FallDist:
FallHt:35
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Fall, other
2 313098550 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction inspectors FallDist:
FallHt:35
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall, other

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