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Accident: 932574 - Painter Dies Of Asphyxia When Pinned Between Pipe And Panel

Accident: 932574 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 10/24/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10744232910/24/19901721M.L. Mcdonald Company, Incorporated
Employee #1 was in the bucket of an aerial lift painting a sprinkler pipe. To paint the next section of pipe, he had to go around a ventilation duct. As he maneuvered the lift, he backed into a steel air pipe and was pushed against the drive joystick. Employee #1 was pinned against the air pipe and the bucket operating panel (protective bar and joystick). He suffered a severe chest injury and died of asphyxia. There was a lot of debris next to the aerial lift. Another painter had showed Employee #1 how to operate the lift's controls and watched him until he seemed comfortable. Employee #1 had operated the lift for 3 weeks prior to the accident.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, pinned, work rules, construction, crushed, inexperience, pipe, aerial lift controls, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107442329 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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