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Accident: 170360705 - Employee Killed In Fall From Scaffold Platform

Accident: 170360705 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/20/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11196865705/21/19961799Lowe-North Construction, Inc.

At 2:00 p.m. on May 20, 1996, Employee #1 was working for a contractor hired by the National Weather Service to construct a 32.8 ft tall Nexrad radar weather station. He was working from a Safeway Steel Company tubular scaffold, standing on a 5 ft wide by 7 ft long cantilevered platform. Employee #1 was completing the installation of the lightning arrestor and the dome for the outside light bracket. He needed only to close the dome top hatch when he fell 30 ft 7 3/4 in. from the scaffold platform and was killed. Employee #1 was not tied off or protected by standard guardrails while working on the platform.

Keywords: guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, tie-off, work platform, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111968657 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers

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