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Accident: 14345409 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Scaffold Bracket

Accident: 14345409 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 08/15/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10631533608/16/19911741Custodis-Cottrell, Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10639003208/16/19914911Florida Power Corporation
Two employees were renovating a chimney. They were between the inner brick chimney lining and the outer concrete wall, moving scaffold boards and brackets from the 30-meter level up to the 115-meter level. One of the two employees was on a scaffold at the 35-meter level. His coworker was above him in a bosun's chair, guiding the scaffold boards and brackets, which were tied onto the chair but hanging below it. As the boards and brackets were being raised, a bracket fell and struck the employee on the scaffold in the back of the head, killing him.
Keywords: head, bosun chair, unsecured, construction, struck by, scaffold rigging, falling object, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106315336 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported
2 106390032 Occupation Not Listed

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