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A welder dies when the scissor lift he was operating tips over.

Authors
Public Health Institute
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 09CA008, 2010 May; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20037781
Abstract
A 48-year-old welder died when the scissor lift he was operating tipped over and catapulted him out of the work platform against a concrete wall. The scissor lift was extended approximately 12 feet in height and tipped into an adjacent pit when moved by the victim in this elevated position. The only barrier between the scissor lift and the pit was an orange cone. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future incidents, employers using aerial lifts on construction work sites should ensure that: 1.) Employees perform a thorough hazard assessment and implement effective controls prior to using aerial lifts. 2.) Employees not maneuver scissor lifts forward or backwards while in the raised position. In addition, manufacturers should install safety interlocks that prohibit scissor lift travel while the platform is raised.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-education; Safety-engineering; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Traumatic-injuries; Welders; Work-areas; Work-operations; Work-practices
Publication Date
20100526
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-101382
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-09CA008; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008468
SIC Code
NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; WV
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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