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Accident: 92902.015 - Employee Falls From Scissor Lift And Is Killed

Accident: 92902.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 02/06/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1208381.01502/07/2017Accurate Equipment Installations Inc
At 8:30 a.m. on February 6, 2017, Employee #1, Coworker #1, and their supervisor , employed by an equipment installation company, were working at a warehouse. E mployee #1 and his coworker were tasked with dismantling a metal rack system. T hey were working from the platform of a Genie GS-3384 scissor lift that Coworker #1 was operating. They were dismantling a 15-foot metal rack beam held by two metal rack uprights. Their supervisor was approximately 30 feet away. Employee #1 fell from the scissor lift platform to the concrete floor. Emergency servic es were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitte d and treated for right hip pain and a bleeding nose. He died later that day at the hospital as a result of the fall. The subsequent investigation determined that there were no witnesses to his fall, because no one was looking in Employee #1's direction when he fell. Employee #1, described as a helper/installer, had not been instructed in how to work safely from a scissor lift platform.
Keywords: aerial lift, beam, dismantling, fall, fall protection, platform, untrained, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1208381.015 60 M Fatality Insulation Workers

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