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Accident: 116899.015 - Employee Dies After Falling From Scaffold

Accident: 116899.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405974.01506/06/2019Naylor Construction Inc
At 9:30 a.m. on June 5, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a construction company, were measuring, cutting, and installing plywood sheathing over the exterior framing pieces of a new duplex residential structure. The structure consisted of two floors and an underground garage. Employee #1 was working from a wooden bracket scaffold the two employees had constructed the day before to reach the second-floor framing. The scaffold consisted of nailed two by four brackets and a single two by six platform. Employee #1, who was not wearing fall protection, was standing on the platform plank and using a nail gun to nail the sheathing into place. His coworker was on the ground, cutting the sheathing pieces and handing them up to Employee #1. Employee #1 had reached the east side of the scaffold platform when he lost balance and fell, a fall height of 15 feet. As he reached the surface, he struck his head against a concrete block window well. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he died at 6:30 p.m. that day from the head injury.
Keywords: struck against, wall, work platform, fall, fall protection, head, lost balance, scaffold, residential construction, installing, guardrail, erection process, concrete block, wood erection, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1405974.015 57 M Fatality Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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