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Accident: 170111231 - Elderly Employee Falls From Scaffold And Dies

Accident: 170111231 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 10/31/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10917282510/31/19951741Sutton Corporation

Employee #1 was working from a makeshift carpenter's bracket scaffold attached to the side of a future sea wall, inside a cofferdam. He was installing 2,700 lb granite blocks along with three other employees. The granite blocks were lowered into position with a crane and a nylon sling. But when the sling was removed from one block, the block tipped and fell onto the scaffold platform. The scaffold collapsed, sending Employee #1 22 ft to the bottom of the cofferdam. He died.

Keywords: load shift, construction, scaffold collapse, elderly, fall, elevated work plat, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109172825 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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