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A construction worker dies when a fully extended scissor lift falls over.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 10CA008, 2003 Feb; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
20040882
Abstract
A construction worker died when the fully extended scissor lift from which he was working fell over. The victim and two co-workers were in a scissor lift that was fully extended 20 feet above the ground. They were attempting to remove a planter box from the exterior wall of a parking structure. The work crew was shoveling dirt out of the planter box into a plastic trash container on the platform of the scissor lift. While the work crew was removing the planter box from the wall, it suddenly shifted and struck the scissor lift, knocking it over. The scissor lift was rated for 500 pounds. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future incidents, construction companies that use scissor lifts should: 1. Ensure that employees use scissor lifts that are the appropriate size and capacity for the job. 2. Ensure that employees are specifically trained on the appropriate load capacity and materials handling of scissor lifts.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices; Construction-industry; Construction; Construction-workers
Publication Date
20110203
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-110760
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-10CA008; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-33
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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