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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1392854.015 - 73970 - Starko Inc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1392854.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 04/04/2019

73970 - Starko Inc
1577 Lancaster Hwynull
Chester, SC 29706
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: Po Box 146null, Monticello, AR 71657

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/31/2019
Close Case:08/16/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115825.015Event: 04/04/2019Employee Is Pinned Between Lift And Beam And Dies
At 12:52 p.m. on April 4, 2019, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were attempting to rehang some fire blankets more than 25 feet in the air before installing a blown film tower. Coworker #1 was operat ing a Genie GS Model 3220 RT Rough Terrain Scissor Lift. Employee #1 also was o n the lift and monitoring its movements from the back. Coworker #1 was on the f loor and acting as guide/spotter. As Coworker #1 moved the lift backward and fo rward to position it prior to raising the lift and hanging the fire blankets, Co worker #1 yelled for him to stop. Coworker #1 stopped the lift, turned to the r ear, and saw Employee #1 pinned between the lift's rail and a beam. Coworker #1 moved the lift to free Employee #1, who collapsed to the floor of the lift. Em ergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital fo r treatment of blunt force trauma to the chest with bilateral pneumothorax and m assive internal bleeding. Employee #1 died at the hospital.
Keywords: aerial lift, beam, caught between, chest, construction, crushed, equipment operator, fire ext system, hemorrhage, installing, pinned, rail, tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1392854.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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