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Inspection: 313806671 - The Sign Service

Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Reno

Nr: 313806671Report ID: 0953210Open Date: 09/19/2009

The Sign Service
4835 Kieztke Lane
Reno, NV 89509
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 50 East Greg Street #103, Sparks, NV 89431

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/21/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/21/2009
Emphasis: S:Construction

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102269925Event: 09/19/2009Employee Is Injured In Aerial Lift Collapse
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on September 19, 2009, Employee #1 was operating an Eagle 44 towable boom lift (Serial Number 17901) at an approximate height of 32 ft to remove signs located outside of a retail store. When the lower boom's hydraulic cylinder apparently failed, the boom fell to the ground. Witnesses indicated that Employee #1 was ejected from the basket and then restrained by his fall protection equipment. He was hospitalized at Renown Medical Hospital for severe injuries to his face, fractured ribs, and a fractured vertebra.
Keywords: fracture, boom, equipment failure, lanyard, rib, fall, fall protection, advertising sign, vertebra, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313806671 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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