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Accident: 14295489 - Two Employees Injured In Fall From Pump Jack Scaffold

Accident: 14295489 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 05/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
283192305/16/19861761S. B. Siding Company Incorporated

Employees #1 and #2 were standing above the ground on the 28-ft-long fabricated aluminum platform of a pump jack scaffold. They were installing siding at the rear of a single-family residence that was under construction. The right wood pole support broke in the middle. Both employees fell to the hard compact soil and sustained injuries that required hospitalization. The 30-ft-long support poles were made from 2-ft by 4-in. lumber nailed together with the seam parallel to the bracket. They were spaced 21 ft, 4 in. from center to center and were secured only by bracing at the eaves. The scaffold platform was not equipped with standard guardrails, and personal fall arrest equipment was not provided by the employer.

Keywords: guardrail, ppe, unsecured, work rules, construction, pump jack scaffold, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2831923 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 2831923 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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