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Accident: 3956.015 - Employee Caught Between Aerial Lift And Pipe Is Asphyxiated

Accident: 3956.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 11/01/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
108847.01511/02/2011Electric Construction Company
At 8:45 a.m. on November 1, 2011, an employee was in the process of running a CAT 5 communication line through the wall near the ceiling. The employee was operating an aerial lift to retrieve the line and was attempting to maneuver the basket of the lift between a structural roof member and a compressed air pipe. The employee had his head positioned over the protection rail located just over and behind the aerial lift controls when his head was caught between the protection rail on the lift and the compressed air pipe. His head was bent downward and his neck was pinned between the rail of the aerial lift and a compressed air pipe running parallel to the rail and he was asphyxiated.
Keywords: asphyxiated, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 108847.015 58 M Fatality Asphyxia Electricians FallDist:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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