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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.

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