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Accident: 607333 - 2 Construction Workers Injured When Scissor Lift Overturned

Accident: 607333 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 03/18/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1776528003/18/19881721Goodman Decorating Co., Inc.
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE WORKING FROM A 25 FOOT MARKLIFT PAINTING COLUMNS AT CEILING LEVEL. THERE WERE SEVERAL UNCOVERED COLUMN HOLES (36 INCHES LONG, 36 INCHES WIDE AND 7 INCHES DEEP) IN THE FLOOR. THE LIFT WAS FULLY EXTENDED WHEN SUDDENLY ONE OF THE LIFT WHEELS ROLLED INTO A COLUMN HOLE. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE THROWN TO THE FLOOR WHEN THE LIFT TOPPLED OVER. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED FRACTURES OF BOTH LEGS BELOW THE KNEE AND A FRACTURED ANKLE. EMPLOYEE #2 SUFFERED A FRACTURED LEFT ANKLE.
Keywords: knee, fracture, construction, floor opening, painter, aerial lift, ankle, inattention, leg, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17765280 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 17765280 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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