Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170159586 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Scaffold Rail

Accident: 170159586 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11200452812/10/19901799Waco/Arise Scaffolding & Equipment

At approximately 1:15 p.m. on December 7, 1990, Employee #1, a laborer, was the ground man on a scaffold removal team. He was loading the removed scaffolding onto a truck when he was struck on the head by a scaffold rail that was accidentally dropped from 4 to 5 stories above. The impact split the plastic bill of his hard hat, and the rail struck his left eye socket. Coworkers called 911 and administered first aid. Pressure gauze was used to reduce the profuse bleeding, but Employee #1's pulse was faint when the paramedics arrived 6 to 8 minutes after they were called. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, although he most likely died at the work site.

Keywords: head, dismantling, rail, hemorrhage, construction, struck by, face, falling object, scaffolding

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112004528 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.