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Accident: 14265276 - Employee Killed In Fall From Mobile Scaffold

Accident: 14265276 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 03/03/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10183224403/04/19861742Industrial Associates, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10183292103/04/19861541E.J. Cross, Inc.
Employee #1 was installing fiberglass ceiling tiles from a 6 ft high by 29 in. wide by 63 1/2 in. long platform that was mounted on a Baker's scaffold. He placed a Milwaukee screwgun on two pipes that were approximately at eye level. A coworker stepped on the cord, pulling the drill onto Employee #1's head. This caused him to stagger against the wall behind him, pushing the mobile scaffold away from it. Employee #1 fell, landing on his head with his feet in the air. He was killed. The scaffold wheels were not locked and no guardrails had been installed.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, elevated work plat, guardrail, installing, mobile scaffold, construction, fall, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101832244 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 101832921 Occupation Not Listed

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