A welder dies when the scissor lift he was operating tips over.
NIOSH 2010 May; :1-7
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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