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Accident: 106828.015 - Employee Falls From Shifting Scaffold Planks, Later Dies

Accident: 106828.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1325393.01506/26/2018Caston Inc
At 8:05 a.m. on June 12, 2018, Employee #1, a journeyman plasterer, and coworker s employed by a construction company, were engaged in the construction of a two- story school building. Employee #1 was working from the first tier of a metal s caffold with overlapping, unsecured planks. He was assisting his coworkers duri ng masking/lathing activity. The planks shifted, and Employee #1 fell through t he opening created, a fall height of approximately 55 inches. He was transporte d to the hospital, where he was treated for multiple rib fractures. Employee #1 remained hospitalized until October 24, 2018, when he died.
Keywords: construction, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, lathe, plank, plaster, rib, scaffold, unsecured, unsecured panel, work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2 29
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1325393.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Plasterers FallDist: 5
FallHt:5
Cause: Plastering
FatCause:

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