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Accident: 24135.015 - Employee On Scissor Lift Is Struck By Overhead Door And Fall

Accident: 24135.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 07/18/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
530559.01507/19/2012Reilly Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on July 18, 2012, Employee #1 was using a Sky-Jack s cissor lift to remove interior metal siding on a piece of HVAC equipment. The HV AC equipment was going to be relocated. He was working alone in the wash bay of a commercial facility. At full extension on the scissor lift, the lift was at an approximate height of 21 ft. An individual, who was located outside of the buil ding, opened a nearby overhead door via an overhead door remote. Upon, opening t he overhead door, the door contacted the scissor lift and caused the scissor lif t to collapse onto the hard concrete surface below. Employee #1 and the lift col lapsed and both fell approximately 21 ft to the ground. Employee #1 sustained he ad trauma and upper leg injuries. He had not been trained on recognizing additio nal hazards that could affect the safe operation of the scissor lift. Employee # 1 was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized for surgical pr ocedures and additional medical treatment.
Keywords: aerial lift, collapse, door, door machine, fall, head, leg, scaffold, scaffolding, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 530559.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist: 20
FallHt:20
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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