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Accident: 202657862 - Worker'S Ankle Is Fractured When Aerial Lift Falls Into Pit

Accident: 202657862 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/12/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31667002506/03/20131799Anderson & Howard Electric, Inc.
On March 12, 2013, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, electricians employed by an electrical company, were working at an aerospace facility. They were in an aerial lift, a Genie Boom Z 40/23N, model year 2011, Serial Number Z40N11-1428. The lift was elevating them to install electrical conduit at the facility. The lift was situated approximately 1 foot from the edge of a pit that was next to the facility. The pit measured approximately 5 feet to 8 feet deep. The lift moved forward and fell into the pit. Employee #1 was injured. He was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a fractured ankle. The investigation determined that other employees were working inside the facility. The investigation was unable to determine the circumstances surrounding the lift's moving and falling into the pit.
Keywords: fracture, installing, electrician, construction, pit, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, aerial lift, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316670025 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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