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Accident: 98339.015 - Employee Breaks Ankles In Man-Made Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 98339.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 07/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1246305.01507/12/2017Matthew Tafe Remodeling Llc

On July 12, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged i n exterior carpentry at a commercial building. He was working from a man-made s caffold when the scaffold's wooden support snapped and the scaffold collapsed. Employee #1 fell. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transport ed to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to both ankles.

Keywords: ankle, building, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, scaffold, scaffold collapse, unsecured, unstable load
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 14

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1246305.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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