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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 construction company, was working at a one-story commercial building in which a vacant suite was being remodeled. He was working from a Franklin Portable Scaffold, Item Number 63050, and preparing the ceiling for painting. The scaffold had no guardrails installed. The scaffold's work platform was a wooden plank approximately 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 head on either the concrete floor or a brick wall. The painter that Employee #1 had been assisting, who was in another work area when the fall occurred, transported Employee #1 to the hospital. Employee #1 was admitted and treated for a skull fracture and traumatic brain injury, plus a fractured left scapula. He died on July 9, 2019.
Keywords: paint, struck against, brain, fall, fracture, scaffold, head, guardrail, fall protection, construction, unguarded, skull, painter, repair
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 Cut/Laceration Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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