Inspection: 103483541 - Young Group Of Little Rock, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock
Young Group Of Little Rock, Inc.
One Medical Park Drive
Benton, AR 72015
P.O. Box 1005, Little Rock, AR 72203
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Unprog Rel
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 10/25/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction
Case Closed: 10/31/1990
Employees #1 and #2 were working on a two-point suspended scaffold. Safety lines had been secured to the top of the structure and dropped over the side. Safety belts and lanyards were on the scaffold but were not worn by the employees. Apparently, no inspection was made of the two stirrups prior to their use. The overspeed brake on one stirrup was completely missing a little rubber wheel that would have detected a fall. The other stirrup had only 40 percent of the rubber wheel remaining. It has not been determined why one end of the scaffold fell and the other fell 18 ft before the overspeed brake (with 40 percent of the rubber wheel) caught. The impact straightened out a 1/2 in. diameter steel hook on the outrigger above, allowing the one stirrup and a scaffold board to fall about 65 ft to a roof. Employee #2 landed on the roof, sustaining multiple broken bones and internal injuries. Employee #1 fell an additional 12 1/2 ft to the ground, sustained multiple broken bones, and died shortly afterward.
Keywords:fall protection, struck against, scaffold collapse, brake, two pt susp scaffold, fall, work rules, scaffolding, roof, construction
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