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Accident: 123792.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 123792.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/06/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1461320.01502/06/2020Cramer And Associates

At 8:00 a.m. on February 6, 2020, an employee was working from a scaffold platfo rm set on top of a bridge pier to work on pouring the concrete for a cap. The sc affold platform included Safway scaffold guardrails with "G" Lock Guardrail Post s that were installed backwards with the locks facing away from the platform. Th e employee began to hoist a three foot by three foot plastic concrete hopper wit h the rope laying on the top guardrail of the scaffold. As the hopper was raised , the top rail came loose and the employee fell approximately twenty feet and wa s killed due to head trauma.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, collapse, concrete, concrete bucket, fall, guardrail, head, hoist, hopper, scaffold
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition   20 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1461320.015 56 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 20
Cause: Pouring concrete for piers, and pylons

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