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Accident: 14508766 - Employee Killed In Fall When Plank Pulls Loose

Accident: 14508766 -- Report ID: 0316300 -- Event Date: 05/20/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10289612305/20/19911629Mclean Contracting Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1796987405/22/19911721Mid Atlantic Painting Contractors, Inc.

Employee #1 was part of a crew that was dismantling a shoring scaffold. He removed the hook attaching his safety belt and lanyard when he moved onto the shoring. He stepped on a 2 in. by 6 in. plank (used for cross-bracing) that was nailed from the bottom side. The plank pulled loose from his weight. Employee #1 fell approximately 92 ft to an asphalt surface and was killed.

Keywords: unsecured, overloaded, safety belt, equipment failure, plank, shoring, dismantling, construction, fall, fall protection

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102896123 Fatality Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.
2 17969874 Occupation Not Listed

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