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Accident: 112078.015 - Five Employees Are Injured When Scaffold Platform Falls

Accident: 112078.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 12/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368071.01512/19/2018Freedom Scaffold Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on December 18, 2018, Employees #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5, employed by a scaffolding company, were dismantling the scaffold mast used during renovatio n of a six-story commercial building. After removing the last tie-in, they were moving the platform down to unload mast sections when the entire unit fell over and crashed onto the pavement and the street. The five employees were transpor ted to the hospital for treatment of injuries that included fractures, contusion s, and abrasions. Employees #1 and #2 required hospitalization. Employees #3, #4, and #5 were treated and released without hospitalization.
Keywords: abrasion, construction, contusion, dismantling, elevated work platform, falling object, fracture, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1368071.015 27 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
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Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
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2 1368071.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed FallDist:
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Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
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3 1368071.015 36 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
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4 1368071.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed FallDist:
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Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
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5 1368071.015 35 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
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Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
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