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Accident: 55910.015 - Employee From A Scissor Lift And Is Killed

Accident: 55910.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 12/23/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
953159.01512/23/2013Texas H&H Contractors, Llc
At 3:15 p.m. on December 23, 2013, Employee #1 was installing clear plastic sheeting over ceiling insulation tiles preparing the area for painting. The employee was standing on a standard sized masonry block that was placed on a single plank which was positioned on the railings of a scissor lift in order to reach his work area. Employee #1 lost his balance, and fell 18 feet to the floor below. The employee sustained blunt force trauma to his head and body upon impact with floor, killing him.
Keywords: painter, aerial lift, head, lost balance, fall, ceiling panel, struck against, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 953159.015 47 M Fatality Other Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall, other

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