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Accident: 759662 - One Employee Dies, One Injured In Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 759662 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 03/21/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
305891403/22/19888661Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on March 21, 1988, Employees #1 and #2 were spray painting a gymnasium ceiling 20 ft 8 in. above the wood floor from a manually-propelled mobile scaffold. The scaffold was not fitted with a guardrail and the wheels/swivels were not locked. The scaffold rolled, tilted, and fell to the floor. Employee #1 sustained multiple upper body injuries and died at approximately 4:10 p.m. Employee #2 sustained multiple broken bones, and head and chest injuries. He was hospitalized.

Keywords: chest, fracture, head, guardrail, brake, mobile scaffold, work rules, scaffold collapse, fall, overturn

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3058914 Fatality Puncture Painters, construction and maintenance
2 3058914 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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