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Accident: 86392.015 - Two Employees Fall When An Articulating Boom Failed And Are

Accident: 86392.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 06/30/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1159281.01506/30/2016Occidental Chemical Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1159213.01506/30/2016Sperry Bros Inc
At 1:15 p.m. on June 30, 2016, two employees were operating a truck mounted articulating boom to change lights on light poles. The hydraulic system on the boom mechanically failed. The employees were secured to the lift, but were ejected from the basket during the failure, fell 50 feet to the ground, and were killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, motor vehicle, hydraulic lift, elevated work platform, fall, equipment failure, ejected
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1159281.015 48 M Fatality Other Electricians
2 1159281.015 45 M Fatality Other Electricians
3 1159213.015 45 M Fatality Other Electricians
4 1159213.015 48 M Fatality Other Electricians

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