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Accident: 78896.015 - Employee Ejected From Falling Aerial Lift Is Killed

Accident: 78896.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 08/17/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1085322.01508/17/2015Skyline Contracting And Roofing Corporation
At 12:30 p.m. on August 17, 2015, an employee raising the basket on the aerial l ift attempted to access the face of the smoke stack. The employee had positioned the aerial lift on a section of the ground that was at approximately 10 degrees of incline. The employee had placed the counter-weight on the down hill side a nd began to raise the boom/basket. As the basket reached a point approximately 45 feet above the ground and nearly straight up the machine began to fall over b ackwards. The basket struck the ground and the employee was thrown approximatel y 16 feet. The employee suffered a fatal skull fracture/head injury when he stru ck his head on the pavement.
Keywords: aerial lift, boom truck, fall, falling object, head, roll-over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1085322.015 48 M Fatality Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist: 45
Cause: Exterior masonry

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