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Accident: 120385.015 - Driver Is Killed When Scaffold Pole Collapses

Accident: 120385.015 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 10/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1435046.01510/01/2019Drw Properties, Llc
At 3:15 p.m. on October 1, 2019, Employee #1 was placing roofing shingle bundles, on a pump jack scaffold, during residential construction. One vertical and wooden (2 ft. X 4 ft.) pole, supporting the pump jack scaffold, collapsed and caused Employee #1 to fall from the scaffold platform, a distance of 20 feet, to hit the metal, top edge of a dumpster below. Employee #1 then sustained chest and head trauma and was killed.
Keywords: pump jack scaffold, construction, roof, residential construction, material handling, head, dumpster, collision, scaffold collapse, traumatic, chest, collapse, support posts
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1435046.015 33 M Fatality Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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