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Accident: 14409239 - Employee Dies When Impaled In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14409239 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 02/28/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12355499003/01/19941741Winco Masonry Inc.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on February 28, 1994, a laborer was supplying mortar and bricks to a mason, when he noticed Employee #1 falling approximately 12 ft off a scaffold's 2nd level walk board. His body was impaled on some #5 rebar (4 ft in height), and he was killed. The rebar had hard plastic mushroom protectors that were perforated when the employee's body struck the rebar ends. No guardrails were provided at the end of the scaffold walk board's planking.

Keywords: guardrail, rebar, impaled, work rules, construction, fall, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123554990 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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