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Accident: 896530 - Employee Falls 90 Feet From Bridge When Tie-Off Fails

Accident: 896530 -- Report ID: 0355110 -- Event Date: 10/16/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30321483710/16/20001622Mckinnon Corporation
An employee was working from an aerial basket hoisted by a crane. The victim was equipped with a full body harness with lanyard and a chain wall hook. The victim exited the basket to station himself on the outside face of the bridge column. He failed to first attach his lanyard prior to exiting the aerial basket. He had climbed onto the horizontal rebar of the bridge column and attached his wall hook to the outside rebar band. After he tied-off, his weight caused the wall hook to disengage from a horizontal rebar. The victim fell 90 feet to the concrete footer of the column which resulted in fatal injuries.
Keywords: bridge column, rebar, struck against, column, construction, fall, fall protection, aerial lift, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 120 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303214837 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:90
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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