Planking Not Overlapped, Causes Fatal Fall

Case Report from OSHA files
  • An employee fell about 60 feet through the decking of a work platform on a tubular welded frame scaffold. The decking consisted of plywood sheets, 4' x 8' by 3/4" thick, covering an opening about 28" wide x 24' long. They were not overlapped over the supporting sides, were not secured, and were not strong enough to hold the weight of the victim, who was killed by the fall.
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