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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 606939 - Employee Killed When Scissors Lift Fell Over

Accident: 606939 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 08/19/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10127821608/21/19874512Delta Airlines
AT 1 AM ON AUGUST 19, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A NORDCO HI-LIFT, MODEL 5008-42. HE WAS 25 FEET ABOVE THE HANGER FLOOR. HIS JOB WAS TO WORK ON A 727 HORIZONTAL STABILIZER. THE HI-LIFT OUTRIGGERS EITHER RETRACTED OR WERE NOT COMPLETELY DOWN WHEN THE PLATFORM WAS RAISED. THE HI-LIFT TILTED TO THE LEFT. THE EMPLOYEE ATTEMPTED TO LOWER THE PLATFORM BUT WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL. THE LIFT FELL OVER, TOSSING EMPLOYEE #1 TO THE FLOOR. HE DIED OF SEVERE HEAD INJURIES. THE COMPANY DID NOT HAVE A VIABLE SAFETY PROGRAM. THERE WAS NO ADEQUATE TRAINING PROGRAM. THERE WERE NO GUARDRAILS ON THE PLATFORM. OPERATING CONTROLS AND INSTRUCTIONS WERE NOT CLEARLY MARKED.
Keywords: platform, guardrail, outrigger, work rules, fall, untrained, aerial lift, overturn, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101278216 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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