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Accident: 201201811 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffolding

Accident: 201201811 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 05/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30475326205/23/20021751Rainbow Valley Design & Construction Inc

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on May 23, 2002, Employee #1 and a lead carpenter/foreman were standing near the end of scaffolding while pushing up on a barge rafter. The scaffold collapsed, Employee #1 fell to the roof, and then to a concrete driveway 12 ft below, striking his head. He was hospitalized for several fractures (including skull) and brain damage.

Keywords: barge, fracture, roof, struck against, scaffold collapse, skull, fall, concussion, brain, scaffold
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 14

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304753262 Hospitalized injury Concussion Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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