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Accident: 43925.015 - Employee, Caught-Between Aerial Lift And Overhead Beam, Is K

Accident: 43925.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/23/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
902788.01504/24/2013Harold G. Butzer, Inc.
At 2:55 p.m. on April 23, 2013, an employee was at the platform control panel of an extensible boom lift, in order to position the lift platform underneath a to wer superstructure for grain loading and tighten bolts with an electric hand dri ll. The employee was found unconscious at the platform control panel, with his b ack against an overhead beam of the tower superstructure and his chest against t he lift platform railing, with his upper body leaning over the platform railing at the control panel. The overhead beam was about 17 feet above the ground. Th e employee did not have a hard hat on or a fall protection harness and lanyard. The employee sustained multiple blunt force trauma injuries from the extensibl e boom lift (aerial lift) and overhead beam of the tower.
Keywords: aerial lift, elevated work platform, grain elevator, hydraulic lift, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 88 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 902788.015 57 M Fatality Sheet metal worker apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Bolting-Up/Detail Work
FatCause:

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