Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14254130 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scaffold Board Breaks
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|15280779||01/23/1987||1611||Weiss Brothers Construction Co. Inc.|
Employee #1 had been assigned to torque and inspect the connecting bolts on a bridge cap. A coworker had also been assigned to help him with the torque wrench. Both employees were standing on an unsound scaffold board, which it broke. The coworker grabbed a bridge brace, arresting his fall, but Employee #1 fell 16 ft to a concrete slope, landing feet first. He sustained fractured vertebrae, for which he was hospitalized. Neither employee was wearing a safety belt with lanyard.