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Accident: 69925.015 - Employee Sustains Back And Head Injuries In Fall From Aerial

Accident: 69925.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 01/08/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1017797.01501/13/2015Underwood Electric, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on January 8, 2015, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by Underw ood Electric, Inc., were working at the construction site for a single-story man ufacturing plant. They were engaged in plumbing/electrical work. Using an aeri al lift, Employee #1 transported coworker to the top of the burner. The aerial lift became entangled with the frame of the burner. Employee #1 was ejected fr om the aerial lift's basket and he fell 20 feet. Emergency services were calle d, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured back and a head laceration. The subsequent investigation deter mined that Employee #1 was not wearing fall protection.
Keywords: aerial lift, back, construction, ejected, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, laceration, plumbing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1017797.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist: 20
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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