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Accident: 14273254 - Employee Killed When Head Pinned To Ship By Scaffold

Accident: 14273254 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 03/07/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10339223903/08/19893731Bath Iron Works
A company's change in past practices in supporting a covered scaffold hanging over the side of a ship resulted in the supporting brackets being removed in error. Employee #1, who was working within the scaffold, had to reach between the edge of the scaffold and the side of the ship to loosen a clamp. When he did, the 6,000 lb scaffold swung into the side of the ship and pinned Employee 1's head. Employee #1 died the following day, March 8, 1989.
Keywords: head, shipyard, unsecured, pinned, work rules, ship, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103392239 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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