Worker injured after fall from manlift

Incident Investigation

Worker injured after fall from manlift

May 27, 2021

Elevating Devices

Reference Number:

II-1222001-2021 (#22773)

Location: Vancouver

Regulated industry sector: Elevating devices – endless - belt manlift

Incident overview:

A worker attempting to use a manlift lost their footing when stepping onto the treadle.  The worker was pushed down through the floor opening between the 4th floor and 3rd floor after getting hit by the following treadle. The worker’s hand and leg got caught on a side panel during the fall. The emergency stop device was enabled but the manlift was then restarted twice without notice. 


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