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Accident: 704783 - Employees Fell From A Platform Lifted By A Forklift

Accident: 704783 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/19/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1885454703/24/19871771R & G Construction Company
AT 3:15 PM ON MARCH 19, 1987, EMPLOYEES #1 AND 2 WERE RAISED TO A HEIGHT OF 17 FEET, 2 INCHES, ON A PLATFORM RESTING UPON THE FORKS OF A LIFT. THE PLATFORM WAS 7 FEET LONG, 4 FEET WIDE AND 1/4 INCH THICK. THE EMPLOYEES WERE FINISHING THE CEMENT SURFACE ON A BALCONY. THE BALCONY WAS 7 FEET, 9 INCHES WIDE BY 8 INCHES THICK. EMPLOYEE #1, WHO HAD BRIEFLY STEPPED ONTO THE BALCONY, RETURNED TO THE PLATFORM AT THE SAME END AS EMPLOYEE #2. THIS CAUSED THE PLATFORM TO FALL FROM THE FORKS. BOTH EMPLOYEES FELL ONTO A SHED ROOF AND ONTO SOME HEAT PUMPS. THE PLATFORM WAS NOT SECURED TO THE LIFT FORKS. THE FORK LIFT WAS A JOB HANDLER, MODEL LR-523 SERIAL NUMBER 5A-173. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE HOSPITALIZED.
Keywords: platform, unsecured, construction, industrial truck, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18854547 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Concrete and terrazzo finishers
2 18854547 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Concrete and terrazzo finishers

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