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Accident: 70382.015 - Lift Operator Is Killed When Caught Between Lift'S Basket An

Accident: 70382.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 01/30/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1022967.01501/30/2015Area Erectors, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on January 30, 2015, Employee #1 and two crews of coworkers, emplo yed by a steel erection company, were working at a commercial warehouse construc tion site. They were installing metal cross braces along open webbed steel jois ts. Employee #1 was operating an Illini Hi-Reach JLG Lift, a telescopic boom ae rial lift and was connecting the cross braces to an affixed joist. He was trail ing and setting the cross braces approximately 50 to 100 feet behind his coworke rs, the erecting crew. During this operation Employee #1 appears to have leaned over the control panel of the lift, causing it to engage and pinning him betwee n the frame of the lift basket and the base of the open webbed joists. Employee #1 was killed. Cause of death was determined to be asphyxia.
Keywords: aerial lift, aerial lift controls, asphyxiated, caught between, chest, construction, installing, pinned, steel connecting, steel erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1022967.015 33 M Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Connecting

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