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Accident: 14400147 - Employee Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14400147 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 08/08/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10031528208/09/19851793Haley Green Inc
Employee #1 and a coworker were installing aluminum window frames on the fourteenth floor. Because the frames had high headers, they were welding from a 5 ft manually propelled mobile scaffold. They were having trouble installing a header and used a 2 by 4 to spread the vertical molds so that the horizontal header would slide into place. Employee #1 was hitting the 2 by 4 with a hammer when the board popped out. The momentum of his swing carried Employee #1 forward, causing him to fall 14 stories. He was killed. The employees were not tied off nor had they locked the scaffold wheels prior to starting work.
Keywords: installing, mobile scaffold, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100315282 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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