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Accident: 20355.015 - Employee Is Asphyxiated Between The Aerial Lift And The Ceil

Accident: 20355.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 06/28/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
491100.01506/28/2012R & B Mechanical Inc.
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on June 28, 2012, an employee was operating and worki ng from an aerial lift to install pipe hangers. The preliminary reports indicate d that the employee was asphyxiated between the aerial lift and the ceiling of t he facility. According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office, the em ployee died of asphyxiation due to compression of the neck.
Keywords: aerial lift, asphyxiated, caught between, neck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 491100.015 52 M Fatality Mechanical controls and valve repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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