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Accident: 61311.015 - Employee Falls Through Skylight And Is Killed

Accident: 61311.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 04/21/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
975087.01504/29/2014Isla Restoration
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 21, 2014, Employee #1 was painting the exte rior wall of a structure located next to and above a skylights on a ceiling in t he atrium area on the 4th floor. The ceiling was made of six, 4 foot by 4 foot s kylights. He was using a Genie, articulating, 60-64 foot boom aerial lift. He was using a full body harness and a lanyard attached to the anchor point located inside the aerial lift basket. He aligned the aerial basket above the ceiling and disconnected his lanyard from his full body harness. He exited the aerial l ift basket and fell 11.25 feet through one of the skylights, striking his head o n the concrete floor. Employee #1 sustained a traumatic head injury and died a few days later at the hospital.
Keywords: aerial lift, fall, fall protection, head, skylight, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 4 11 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 975087.015 37 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 11
Cause: Exterior painting

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