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Report: Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 21 to 25 feet at Bosworth Steel Erectors, Inc. in Westlake, Texas

DATE: 11/28/18

Ironworkers were connecting structural steel framing members at roof level. A scissor lift platform was extended approximately 25 feet above the concrete slab when the tagline rope on the end of the beam snagged on the handrail of the scissor lift.
The top of the scissor lift was pulled over to the north.
When the lift’s center of gravity moved outside of the wheels, the scissor lift fell over. An employee was on the platform when the scissor lift fell over. He was tied off to the anchor point in the scissor lift and hit the concrete slab on level 4, suffering broken bones and internal damage.

Report ID 20181112170  
Date 11/28/2018  
UPA 1405030  
Primary NAICS 238120  
Nature 1830 Fractures and other injuries, unspecified
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 3467 Aerial lifts, scissor lifts-except truck-mounted
Secondary Source 4224 Rope, twine, string
Event 4315 Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 21 to 25 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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