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Accident: 79948.015 - Employee Falls From Unsecure Material Lifting Platform And I

Accident: 79948.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 09/24/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1095783.01509/30/2015Dutch Legacy Exteriors Llc
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on September 24, 2015, an employee was working on top of a framed building, attaching metal roofing materials during new construction operations. An unsecured material lifting platform, resting on top of an all-terrain fork lift's tines had been used to lift the material onto the buildings's assembled truss structure. The employee stepped onto the cage from the roof and the cage began to tip causing the employee to fall approximately 11 feet to the ground. The cage then fell on top of the employee. The 20 ft. cage weighed approximately 1,100 lbs. The employee was crushed and killed.
Keywords: platform, powered industrial vehicle, riding on equipment, personnel cage, atv, fall, falling object, material handling, crushed, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 11 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1095783.015 26 M Fatality Fracture FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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