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Accident: 117812.015 - Employee Falls From Scaffold And Later Dies

Accident: 117812.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1413991.01507/10/2019Nick Ngan Le
At 2:20 p.m. on July 5, 2019, Employee #1, an assistant painter employed by a co nstruction company, was working at a one-story commercial building in which a va cant suite was being remodeled. He was working from a Franklin Portable Scaffol d, Item Number 63050, and preparing the ceiling for painting. The scaffold had no guardrails installed. The scaffold's work platform was a wooden plank approx imately 28 inches wide by 66 inches long. The employee fell from the scaffold, a fall height of approximately 5 feet 6.5 inches, and struck the back of his hea d on either the concrete floor or a brick wall. The painter that Employee #1 ha d been assisting, who was in another work area when the fall occurred, transport ed Employee #1 to the hospital. Employee #1 was admitted and treated for a skul l fracture and traumatic brain injury, plus a fractured left scapula. He died o n July 9, 2019.
Keywords: brain, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, head, paint, painter, repair, scaffold, skull, struck against, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1413991.015 49 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist: 5
FallHt:5
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause:

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