Laborer Severely Injured in Fall from Scissor Lift
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Olympia, WA

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Hoisting and Rigging, Fall Protection

A construction laborer was severely injured when he fell 60 feet to the ground below. He fell through a gap between the scissor lift he was working from and the building when the deck extension platform of the scissor lift moved. The scissor lift had a broken deck extension locking pin. This spring-loaded pin was used to lock the lift's deck extension in place to keep it from moving while in use. The extension rolled back into the retracted position, causing the worker to lose his balance and fall. He suffered numerous severe injuries.

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