A construction worker dies when a fully extended scissor lift falls over.
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
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.
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
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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