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Accident: 14257174 - One Dies, One Injured After Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14257174 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/16/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1500353606/20/19841799Seager Waterproofing Inc
Employees #1 and #2 were on a 15 ft high two-point suspension scaffold spraying adhesive on the side of a building. A foreman saw Employee #1 on the ground and Employee #2 falling through the air, but he did not see the employees fall from the scaffold. Employee #1 died a month later as a result of the multiple fractures he sustained in the fall. Employee #2 survived but was unable to remember any details about the accident. The scaffold had improper guardrails and no safety lines.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, lifeline, work rules, construction, two pt susp scaffold, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15003536 Hospitalized injury Fracture Plasterers
2 15003536 Fatality Fracture Plasterers

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