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Accident: 62149.015 - Employee Falls From Height And Is Killed

Accident: 62149.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 05/24/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
978063.01505/24/2014Angel Aaa Electric, Llc
At 7:15 a.m. on May 24, 2014, an employee was unloading wire spools while inside a non-approved working platform. The working platform was next to a window at the 4th level floor of a hotel under construction. The working platform was sup ported and elevated by a sky track industrial truck; however, prior to lifting t he employee, the working platform was not secured/tied to the industrial truck a nd the outriggers were not used. The industrial truck was parked on an incline, the forks were not retracted accordingly under the load, nor was fall protection utilized,. The industrial truck operator was not trained, and did not remain in the industrial truck vehicle. The employee and wire spools were elevated using the working platform approximately 40 feet above ground. Upon completing the li ft, the operator left the controls of the industrial truck and proceeded to the fourth level floor as the working platform had been positioned next to an open h ole window at the exterior wall of the hotel under construction. The employee be gan to unload the wire spools from the inside of the working platform and the wo rking platform unexpectedly tilted to one side with the employee inside the work ing platform. The employee fell and was killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, fall, falling object, hydraulic lift, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   4 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 978063.015 35 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist: 40
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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