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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 Hwy
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 146, 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 operating a Genie GS Model 3220 RT Rough Terrain Scissor Lift. Employee #1 also was on the lift and monitoring its movements from the back. Coworker #1 was on the floor and acting as guide/spotter. As Coworker #1 moved the lift backward and forward to position it prior to raising the lift and hanging the fire blankets, Coworker #1 yelled for him to stop. Coworker #1 stopped the lift, turned to the rear, 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. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital for treatment of blunt force trauma to the chest with bilateral pneumothorax and massive internal bleeding. Employee #1 died at the hospital.
Keywords: pinned, beam, aerial lift, construction, equipment operator, hemorrhage, installing, fire ext system, crushed, chest, caught between, tower, rail
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1392854.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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