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Accident: 201361870 - Employee Is Kiled In Fall From Scaffold Under Highway Bridge

Accident: 201361870 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 09/03/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30431532809/03/20021622L & A Contracting Company, Inc.

On September 3, 2002, Employee #1 was part of a crew that was dismantling the forms underneath a newly-constructed 2.6 mile long highway bridge on Interstate 10 in Mississippi. They were using a JLG aerial lift to reach aluminum scaffolding underneath the bridge. Employee #1 and his coworkers got off the lift and were on the scaffold when Employee #1 fell 25 ft to the ground. He was killed. The crew members normally had on lanyards that they hooked to an anchor point on the lift, then hooked up to a lifeline before they moved from the lift to the scaffold. For some reason, Employee #1 did not attach his lanyard to the lifeline after he got off the man lift.

Keywords: highway, dismantling, construction, fall, fall protection, bridge, elevated work plat, tie-off, aerial lift, scaffold
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 25 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304315328 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Dredging
FatCause: Fall, other

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