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Accident: 14377501 - Employee Killed When Struck By Scaffold Guardrail

Accident: 14377501 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 04/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10134865404/20/19881731Hatfield Electric

Employee #1 was descending the ladder from the work platform of a one man Hi-jacker scaffold unit when the cage-type guardrail system unlocked and pivoted on the front lock pins. It fell backward and struck Employee #1, causing him to be thrown against the scaffold. His skull was crushed against the scaffold ladder and he died.

Keywords: head, guardrail, unsecured, construction, descending, equipment failure, fall, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101348654 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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