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Accident: 200610756 - Three Employees Injured In Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 200610756 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 09/25/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30254012509/25/20001761Katherine Yale

Employees #1 through #3 were working from a ladder jack scaffold composed of three ladders with two planks bridged between them. Employees #1 and #2 were on the scaffold and Employee #3 was standing on the middle ladder when, for some reason, either the third ladder or the bracket that was on it became dislodged. The scaffold collapsed and Employees #1 and #2 both fell. Employee #1 landed on the ground and Employee #2 landed on a chain-link fence, suffering significant facial trauma. Employee #3 suffered facial contusions when he was struck by falling parts of the scaffold. No form of fall protection had been provided.

Keywords: unsecured, work rules, ladder, construction, scaffold collapse, ladder jack scaffold, fall, fall protection, struck by, face
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 18

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302540125 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:18
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 302540125 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:18
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
3 302540125 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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