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Inspection: 3229937 - Highland Park Baptist Church

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 3

Nr: 3229937Report ID: 0454713Open Date: 10/23/1985

Highland Park Baptist Church
1801 Union Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8661/Religious Organizations

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/24/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/24/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360612469    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14214076Event: 10/18/1985Carnival Employee Thrown To Pavement By Falling Air-Lift
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING AN AIR-LIFT WITH A MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF 250 LBS (ONE PERSON LIMIT) TO LIFT PEOPLE AT A CARNIVAL FESTIVAL AT THE TEMPLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT EMPLOYEE #1 AND TWO TEEN AGE GIRLS WERE ON THE WORK PLATFORM USING IT AS A CARNIVAL RIDE. AFTER THE LIFT WAS RAISED TO 36 FEET, THE THREE ALUMINUM LIFT SUPPORTS BENT AND THE LIFT PLATFORM FELL TO THE ASPHALT PLAYGROUND. THE WEIGHT ON THE PLATFORM AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS 400 LBS. EMPLOYEE #1 HIT THE PAVEMENT, STRIKING HIS HEAD ON THE ASPHALT SURFACE. HE RECEIVED FATAL HEAD INJURIES.
Keywords: amuse park/carnival, head, work rules, overloaded, fall, aerial lift, asphalt
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3229937 Fatality Cancer Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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