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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 working from an aerial lift to install pipe hangers. The preliminary reports indicated that the employee was asphyxiated between the aerial lift and the ceiling of the facility. According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office, the employee died of asphyxiation due to compression of the neck.
Keywords: asphyxiated, caught between, neck, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 491100.015 52 M Fatality Asphyxia Mechanical controls and valve repairers

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