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Accident: 763185 - One Employee Killed, Four Injured During Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 763185 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 09/18/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11105550509/18/19901796J M Foster Inc

Employees #1, #4, and #5 were dismantling a piece of machinery from a scaffold. A cut was made with a torch and the piece of machinery came loose and struck the scaffold, causing it to fall. Employees #1, #4, and #5 fell approximately 12 feet. Employee #1 fell onto a piece of machinery and was killed. Employees #4 and #5 sustained minor injuries. Employees #2 and #3 were working under the scaffold but had enough time to jump into a pit when it fell, and escaped with only minor injuries.

Keywords: dismantling, construction, scaffold collapse, fall, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111055505 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 111055505 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
3 111055505 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.
4 111055505 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction trades, n.e.c.
5 111055505 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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