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Accident: 99198.015 - One Employee Killed; One Employee Hospitalized When Both Are

Accident: 99198.015 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 09/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1265367.01509/21/2017E-J Electric Installation Co.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. on September 21, 2017, Employee #1 and #2 were working from a basket of an aerial lift. Both employees were installing electrical conduits at approximate height of 45 ft. As the bottom of the boom extension descended, it struck a post. The boom collision with the pole caused the basket to bounce and eject both employees. Employee #1 was killed in the fall, whereas Employee #2 fractured his pelvis and leg when he struck the ground. Employee #2 was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized.
Keywords: pelvis, boom, conduit, fall, fracture, leg, installing, hydraulic lift, electrical, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1265367.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Hernia Electricians FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)
2 1265367.015 45 M Fatality Concussion Electricians FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with bucket (aerial lift/basket)

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