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Accident: 2026.015 - Employee In Aerial Lift Is Crushed Against Steel Beam

Accident: 2026.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 06/04/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
63203.01506/07/2011Rainbow, Inc.
At 10 a.m. on June 6, 2011, Employee #1 was sand blasting a horizontal steel member on a bridge from an aerial lift. The employee was manuevering an aerial lift from the elevated work platform under a horizontal steel member of the bridge which he was going to sand blast. The employee ducked in the aerial lift while manuevering the aerial lift under the horizontal steel member. The employee got his head caught between the aerial lift controls and the horizontal steel member. The employee's head was pushed against the controls and pinned between the controls of the aerial lift and the horizontal steel member. A fatal head injury occurred when he was pinned between the aerial lift controls and the horizontal steel member of the bridge.
Keywords: caught in, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 63203.015 28 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Painters, construction and maintenance

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