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Accident: 105815.015 - Employee Falls With Rolling Scaffold And Breaks Arm And Wris

Accident: 105815.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 05/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1317681.01505/22/2018Freas Plastering Company, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on May 18, 2018, Employee #1, who was a foreman, and an apprentice coworker, employed by a plastering company, were fireproofing the steel underside of a winery's spectator seating area. Employee #1 was using a rolling scaffold placed on a 5-foot raised loading dock under the seating area. He was standing on the scaffold's work platform while holding a hose containing Fendolite fireproofing material in one hand and grasping the scaffold's top rail in the other hand. Employee #1 asked his coworker to push the scaffold to another location. One of the scaffold wheels rolled off the dock's leading edge, and the scaffold and Employee #1 fell and struck the asphalt surface, a fall height of 5 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a right arm compound fracture, a left wrist fracture, and lacerations.
Keywords: wrist, asphalt, construction, falling object, fire, guardrail, hose, leading edge, scaffold, loading dock, laceration, material handling, fracture, fall protection, fall, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1317681.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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