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Accident: 673541 - One Employee Killed And One Injured In Fall From Aerial Lift

Accident: 673541 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11504035411/06/19911731Huggins Electric Service
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11504034711/06/19911542Agri-Services Construction Inc.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on November 5, 1991, Employees #1 and #2 had finished removing equipment from the top of a grain bin from an aerial lift elevated 20 ft above ground level. The left outrigger on the aerial truck broke through the 4 by 4 in. supports it was sitting on. The truck tipped, causing the boom and buckets to strike the grain bin. The impact threw Employees #1 and #2 out of the buckets and they fell to the ground. Employee #1 was killed. Employee #2 sustained back and leg injuries for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: head, work rules, equipment failure, aerial lift, ejected, outrigger, struck against, construction, fall protection, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115040354 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Electricians
2 115040347 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, n.e.c.

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