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Accident: 93116.015 - Employee Hits Cable, Falls From Elevated Work Platform And

Accident: 93116.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 02/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1210411.01502/13/2017Bickers Construction, Inc.
At 9:20 a.m. on February 10, 2017, an employee sets a window, on the southwest corner of a building, from a supported scaffold, lifted by a JLG, Rough Terrain Forklift. As the forklift operator, maneuvers the boom (backwards), three employees on the scaffold, then pass under a cable wire. While moving over a vehicle, the employee's head incidentally, contacts a cable wire resulting in a loss of balance. The employee fell from the scaffold 6 to 8 feet, landing head first against a parking block. The employee sustained fractures to his skull, contusions to his heart and lungs and is taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment.
Keywords: struck by, scaffold, lung, powered industrial vehicle, power lines, heart, head, fracture, fall, elevated work platform, contusion, wire line
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1210411.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction laborers

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