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Accident: 75723.015 - Lift Operator Is Ejected In Tip-Over And Sustains Fractures

Accident: 75723.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 01/23/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1022104.01501/29/2015Nations Renovations, Llc
At 9:45 a.m. on January 23, 2015, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in roofing work on a building construction project. He was operating an aerial lift with the lift extended to the fourth level of the building, approximately 45 feet high. The lift tipped over, and Employee #1 was ejected from the lift basket and onto the roadway. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a head injury and fractures to the left ankle, left femur, right knee, and right arm. The subsequent investigation determined that the aerial lift had been situated on soft, unstable ground.
Keywords: thigh, ankle, arm, construction, fracture, knee, head, equipment operator, aerial lift, unstable surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 4 45
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1022104.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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