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Accident: 70146.015 - Worker Falls, Sustains Multiple Fractures When Aerial Lift D

Accident: 70146.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 01/13/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1018930.01501/14/2015Denali Roofing Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on January 13, 2015, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a con struction company, were engaged in exterior cladding at a commercial building pr oject. Employee #1 was holding onto a piece of metal and working from an aerial lift being operated by coworker. The door of the aerial lift opened, and Emplo yee #1 fell from the lift to the ground below, a fall height of 14 feet. Emerge ncy services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He w as admitted and treated for fractured vertebrae. At the time of this report, Em ployee #1 also was being observed and evaluated for potential paraplegia.
Keywords: aerial lift, building, construction, door, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, paralysis, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1018930.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Roofers: Helpers FallDist: 14
FallHt:14
Cause: Exterior cladding
FatCause:

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