Accident Report Detail
Accident: 741595 - Two Employees Injured In Scaffold Collapse
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|104467659||08/15/1992||1521||Mountain View Construction Co., Inc.|
Employees #1 and #2 were on a pump jack scaffold installing siding to the rear of a house. The work platform was a 32 ft by 14 in. aluminum pic. Poles had been fabricated from 2 in. by 4 in. by 36 ft long lumber. Both employees were at the north end of the platform installing a piece of siding and pushing against the house when the northern pole failed. Employees #1 and #2 fell 98 ft to the ground. The pole was not braced at the bottom; the only brace was at the top. One employee suffered a fractured vertebra and the other suffered a broken ankle. The employer was a small home improvement contractor with no formal safety program and little knowledge of scaffolding requirements.
|1||104467659||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Supervisors, guards|
|2||104467659||Non Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Supervisors, guards|