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Accident: 14377089 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14377089 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 01/17/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
124186801/22/19851799Brand Insulations Inc
At 10:20 a.m. on January 17, 1985, Employee #1 was installing insulation on pipes in a pipe rack for an addition to an oil refinery. He was working from a scaffold plank (also called a pick or a runner) that measured 32 feet long, 14 inches wide, and 6 inches thick, and was laid on the crossmembers of the pipe rack. The plank had not been fastened down and the scaffold was not equipped with guardrails. Employee #1 had been sitting on the scaffold plank and, as he got up to move along it, he slipped and fell 18 feet to the ground. He was hospitalized. A citation was recommended for the lack of guardrails. Employee #1 had been working at this job for 2 1/2 months.
Keywords: guardrail, installing, unsecured, work rules, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1241868 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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