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Accident: 14291355 - Employee On Ground Struck By Falling Wall Blocks

Accident: 14291355 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 05/28/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
332448005/28/19851521Alexander Construction Associates Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
332449805/28/19851741California Carrington
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
332450605/28/19851761Mackenzie Roofing Company
Employee #1 was working from an 8 ft wooden stepladder located at ground level in a 13 ft wide corridor between two apartment buildings under construction. A masonry scaffold had been set up across the corridor on the second floor level. The scaffold legs were resting on 5/8 in. particleboard and were not equipped with baseplates or other adequate foundations. As the scaffold was loaded with workers and their materials its legs punched through the flooring. The scaffold overturned, displacing a green block wall. Employee #1 was struck by a falling block and suffered multiple injuries.
Keywords: struck by, scaffold, wall, unsecured, work rules, overloaded, concrete block, overturn, construction, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3324480 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters
2 3324498 Occupation Not Listed
3 3324506 Occupation Not Listed

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