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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 scissor lift to remove interior metal siding on a piece of HVAC equipment. The HVAC 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 building, opened a nearby overhead door via an overhead door remote. Upon, opening the overhead door, the door contacted the scissor lift and caused the scissor lift to collapse onto the hard concrete surface below. Employee #1 and the lift collapsed and both fell approximately 21 ft to the ground. Employee #1 sustained head trauma and upper leg injuries. He had not been trained on recognizing additional 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 procedures and additional medical treatment.
Keywords: struck by, leg, scaffold, head, aerial lift, door, door machine, fall, collapse, scaffolding
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 Concussion Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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