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Accident: 954404 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold On Bridge

Accident: 954404 -- Report ID: 0355118 -- Event Date: 05/21/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12660688805/23/19961622Smith-Rowe, Inc.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 21, 1996, Employee #1 and a coworker were removing concrete form work for a bridge. The coworker had already pried loose his end of the concrete form; Employee #1 was working on his end from a bracket scaffold. The form came loose suddenly, causing Employee #1 to fall either through or across the scaffold's wire rope, which was being used as a guardrail. He fell approximately 16 feet onto large riprap, injuring his face and head.

Keywords: concrete form work, head, guardrail, wire rope, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, bridge, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126606888 Non Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c.

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