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Accident: 201770070 - One Employee Killed, Two Injured In Fall When Scaffold Fails

Accident: 201770070 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 11/11/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30131538811/21/19961761Robert J. Mcgoldrick, Sole Owner

On November 11, 1996, Employees #1 through #3 were working on a carpenter's bracket scaffolding when the lower leg of the bracket broke through the sheeting on the outside of the structure. They fell 20 ft to the ground. Employee #1 suffered multiple injuries and died in the hospital. Employee #2 sustained two fractured vertebrae in his lower back, and Employee #3 suffered a fractured pelvis and a fractured vertebra in his lower back.

Keywords: fracture, construction, equipment failure, back, pelvis, fall, bracing, vertebra, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301315388 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 301315388 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 301315388 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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