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Mechanic dies as result of injuries sustained in fall with personnel lift.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1996 Apr; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027536
Abstract
On the morning of the incident, the victim used a personnel lift in order to work on a suspended hoist monorail system. The lift was raised to an elevation of 17 feet 6 inches when it tipped over and fell to the ground. The victim was not wearing fall protection equipment. The machine was a single person lift on wheels with a hydraulic pump reservoir operated by a 12 volt battery. The scaffold did not have any type of a brake system, but outriggers were available to stabilize it. At the time of the incident, the outriggers were not being used to increase the stability of the lift. The victim may have pushed away from the hoist system causing the lift to tip back on its wheels and fall over. The victim was thrown to the floor and the lift fell on top of an electric cart which was parked on the floor. The victim was transported to a hospital where he died two days later. 1. employers should ensure that personnel lifts are properly erected before use 2. employers should ensure that workers are properly trained in the safe use of all equipment; 3. employers should encourage employees using any type of personnel lift to tie-off to a stationary support above the working height; and 4. employers should design, develop, and implement a comprehensive safety program.
Keywords
Region-5; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Scaffolds; Safety-programs; Mechanics; Training
Publication Date
19960403
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-104518
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-96MN002; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-507283
SIC Code
NAICS-48
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MN
Performing Organization
Minnesota Department of Health
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