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Accident: 200460707 - Two Employees Injured In Fall When Scaffold Knocked Over

Accident: 200460707 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 05/01/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30292097005/01/20001799Royal Landmark Structures
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30292096205/01/20001799Zaher Construction

Employees #1 and #2 were working from 10 ft high tubular welded-frame staging, erecting a 12 ft tall plastic wall system. A gust of wind blew the wall off its footing and knocked it into the scaffolding and the workers. Employees #1 and #2 fell with the scaffolding to the ground. Employee #1 sustained abdominal puncture wounds when he landed on an unprotected piece of rebar. Employee #2 suffered facial fractures. Both were hospitalized.

Keywords: high wind, unsecured, work rules, construction, scaffold collapse, fall, struck by, falling object, puncture, tubular scaffold
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302920970 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 302920962 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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