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Accident: 94943.015 - Employee Using Trash Box As Lift Basket Falls And Is Injured

Accident: 94943.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1227041.01504/19/2017Je Grant General Contractors, Inc.
At 1:15 p.m. on April 13, 2017, Employee #1, a supervisor, and Coworker #1, a forklift operator, employed by a construction company, were working at a commercial building construction site. The employer was acting as a general contractor at the site. Employee #1 attempted to secure temporary power lines on a power pole to keep them away from a scaffold about to be erected. He planned to use protective plastic sheeting to cover the power lines. Employee #1 and Coworker #1 placed a trash box on the forks of the forklift, JCB-509-42, ROPS & FOPS, CB WA Part # 332/F1445, CAB WA S.N. 1055, Equipment # 10068069, Rated Capacity-9000 lbs. Employee #1 climbed into the trash box with the plastic sheeting, intending to use the box as a lift basket. Coworker #1, operating the forklift, raised the box. As Employee #1 moved to pick up the plastic sheeting, the box tilted, and Employee #1 fell from the box, a fall height of approximately 12 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple rib and skull fractures and punctured lungs.
Keywords: rib, work rules, aerial lift, fall, fracture, lung, power lines, fall protection, construction, skull
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1227041.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, general office FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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