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Accident: 131306.015 - Employee Dismantling Scaffold Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 131306.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/24/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1503879.01511/24/2020Brandsafway Solutions, Llc

At 9:00 a.m. on November 24, 2020, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a scaf fold company, were dismantling a five-level stair tower scaffold at the construc tion site for a new commercial building. They were on the scaffold's fifth leve l, where guardrails had been removed as part of the dismantling process. Employ ee #1 fell, a fall height of 54 feet. Emergency services transported the employ ee to the hospital, where he was declared dead. The subsequent investigation de termined that the employer had a 100% tie-off policy for employees working at 6 feet or higher. Employee #1 had been wearing a full body harness and double se lf-retracting lanyards attached to the harness. Employee #1, for unknown reason , had apparently removed his lanyards from an anchor point and thus was unprotec ted when he fell.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, dismantling, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, scaffold, stair, unguarded, unprotected
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   6 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1503879.015 36 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 54
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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