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Accident: 99291.015 - Worker Falls From Scissor Lift And Incurs Multiple Injuries

Accident: 99291.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1266177.01509/20/2017Irwin Acosta
At 6:15 p.m. on September 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contra ctor, was working at a multiemployer construction project, remodeling a restaura nt. He was working from the elevated work platform of a scissor lift and removi ng drywall in order to install electrical conduit above the ceiling. Employee # 1 lost his footing and fell into the scissor lift's chain. The chain gave way, and he continued to fall to the ground. Emergency services were called, and Emp loyee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted and treated for a fractured e lbow, a concussion, and back contusions. During the subsequent investigation, i t was determined that Employee #1 had received no formal training on the use of the elevated platform.
Keywords: aerial lift, back, concussion, conduit, construction, elbow, electrical work, elevated work platform, fracture, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1266177.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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