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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 compan y, was engaged in roofing work on a building construction project. He was opera ting 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 f rom the lift basket and onto the roadway. Emergency services were called, and E mployee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a h ead injury and fractures to the left ankle, left femur, right knee, and right ar m. The subsequent investigation determined that the aerial lift had been situat ed on soft, unstable ground.
Keywords: aerial lift, ankle, arm, construction, equipment operator, fracture, head, knee, thigh, 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 Construction laborers FallDist: 45
Cause: Roofing

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