|Topic: Worker Dies After Falling from an Elevating Work Platform (Scissor Lift)|
|Date Issued: January 31, 2011||Date Revised:|
WorkSafeNB determined the causes of the accident were:
The appropriate scissor lift for the job must be used. In this case, a larger scissor lift would have accommodated the sheets of drywall without necessitating the removal of guardrails.
Safe operation of self-propelled elevating work platforms
If guardrails are temporarily removed for work to be done, adequate precautions must be taken to prevent falls [Subsection 130(2) and 130(3) General Regulation 91-191]. Fall-arresting systems or a travel restraint system must be used.