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Accident: 108454.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries From Collapsing Scaffold

Accident: 108454.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 08/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1340470.01508/21/2018Hudson Valley Chimney Services, Inc.
At 3:45 p.m. on August 15, 2018, Employee #1 was removing a large slab of broken concrete from the top of a chimney, using a scaffold. As the slab of concrete was being hoisted up and then down to the ground, the employee pulling the rope pulled the scaffold over. The scaffold collapsed on him causing a punctured lung, broken wrist and multiple lacerations. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: puncture, wrist, concrete, fracture, lung, laceration, hoist, chimney, scaffold collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair   3 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1340470.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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