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Accident: 14440895 - Employee Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14440895 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 01/06/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10189683501/07/19881742Interior Systems, Inc.
Employee #1 fell from a 5 ft scaffold into a framed wall. The bottom plate gave way and he fell an additional 8 to 10 ft, striking his head on the concrete landing of the adjacent stairwell. Employee #1 suffered a severe skull fracture and other internal head injuries, and died 3 days later. The fall was not witnessed, but it was theorized by a fellow worker that he was stepping from the scaffold onto a ladder at the time. Citations were issued for failure to provide a standard railing around scaffolds and floor openings, and failure to train employees on hazard recognition.
Keywords: fracture, head, guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, untrained, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101896835 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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