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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 116375.015 Event: 05/16/2019Employee Incurs Chest Contusions When Caught Between Aerial
At 2:00 p.m. on May 16, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a building construction c ontractor, was installing a new elevated walkway at a tank farm. He was working from the basket of an aerial lift. There was a fixed pipe racking system behin d the basket. The employee retracted the lift basket and became caught between the lift's controls and the pipe racking system. He lost consciousness. Emerge ncy services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of chest contusions.
Keywords: aerial lift, basket, blunt force trauma, boom, catwalk, caught between, chest, construction, contusion, hydraulic lift, installing, pipe, storage rack, tank, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1402051.015 Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters

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