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Accident: 131306.015 - Employee Dismantling Scaffold Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 131306.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/24/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1503879.01511/24/2020Brandsafway Solutions, Llc
At 9:00 a.m. on November 24, 2020, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a scaf fold company, were dismantling a five-level stair tower scaffold at the construc tion site for a new commercial building. They were on the scaffold's fifth leve l, where guardrails had been removed as part of the dismantling process. Employ ee #1 fell, a fall height of 54 feet. Emergency services transported the employ ee to the hospital, where he was declared dead. The subsequent investigation de termined that the employer had a 100% tie-off policy for employees working at 6 feet or higher. Employee #1 had been wearing a full body harness and double se lf-retracting lanyards attached to the harness. Employee #1, for unknown reason , had apparently removed his lanyards from an anchor point and thus was unprotec ted when he fell.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, dismantling, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, scaffold, stair, unguarded, unprotected
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1503879.015 36 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 54
FallHt:54
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause:

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