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Accident: 14254130 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scaffold Board Breaks

Accident: 14254130 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 01/21/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1528077901/23/19871611Weiss 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.

Keywords: fracture, work rules, safety belt, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, vertebra, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15280779 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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