Steel erector falls from scissors lift.
NIOSH 2001 Apr; :1-6
A 61 year old steel erector was killed when he fell approximately 25 feet from a scissors lift. The victim was installing bolts on overhead beams at a new warehouse construction site. For unknown reasons, the lift left level ground and rolled into a twelve inch deep ditch, causing it to topple over forwards, ejecting the victim. He was airlifted to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Nebraska Department of Labor Investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Employees should obey all written safety requirements of the piece of equipment they are operating. 2. Employers should verify successful training on the particular type of equipment the employees will be utilizing. 3. Employers should provide suitable equipment to safely perform the assigned tasks.
Region-7; 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; Safety-programs; Training; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Equipment-operators; Safety-programs; Scaffolds
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor