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Accident: 170762975 - Employee Injured During Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 170762975 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/11/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11980266808/24/19951721Chet Baker Painting

At approximately 12:50 p.m. on August 11, 1995, Employee #1 and a coworker, the company owner, were working from a 12 ft high scaffold that rested on 2 in. by 6 in. pieces of wood. They were applying oil stain to the steeple section of a church. They used a 24 ft and a 40 ft ladder atop the scaffold to access the steeple and other areas of the building. Employee #1 stated that he was holding the 24 ft ladder while the coworker applied stain when the scaffold tipped and fell. Both employees fell with the scaffold. Employee #1 sustained broken ribs; he was hospitalized for several hours and released the same day. The scaffold had been erected without guardrails, bracing, or base plates, and the ladders were not tied, blocked, or otherwise secured.

Keywords: guardrail, unsecured, work rules, construction, scaffold collapse, bracing, overturn

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119802668 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Painters, construction and maintenance

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