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Accident: 170111090 - One Employee Dies, One Injured In Work Platform Collapse

Accident: 170111090 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 09/02/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10912604509/02/19931741Restoration Preservation Masonry, Incorporated

Employees were removing stone from the exterior of a building, while a tower climbing work platform was elevated 80 ft to the 8th floor. The employees were working on a cantilevered platform extending from the original platform. When a structural failure occurred to the framework of the platform, Employees #1 and #2 fell 80 ft to the ground and a coworker jumped to the roof. Employee #1 was fatally injured, and Employee #2 was in critical condition. It appears from engineering calculations that the platform was overloaded, causing a structural deformation and eventual collapse.

Keywords: collapse, overloaded, construction, equipment failure, fall, elevated work plat

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109126045 Fatality Other Brickmasons and stonemasons
2 109126045 Hospitalized injury Fracture Brickmasons and stonemasons

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