Inspection: 123681942 - Charles H. Tompkins Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 4
Charles H. Tompkins Inc.
644 Chain Bridge Rd.
Mclean, VA 22101
1333 H.St.N.W., Washington, DC 00000
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Unprog Rel
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 01/05/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction
At approximately 12:00 noon on January 3, 1994, Employee #1 had constructed a wooden ledger board scaffold on the face of a roof dormer in preparation for installing slate roofing. When Employee #1 climbed onto this scaffold it collapsed with him onto the main roof; he then rolled onto a marquee roof below the main roof. Employee #1 grabbed the roof gutter, which broke his fall to the concrete. A better knowledge of scaffold construction and erection, and the use of standard guardrails and/or safety belts, lifelines, and rope grabs, would have prevented the accident.
Keywords:inexperience, guardrail, roof, construction, scaffold collapse, fall, fall protection
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