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Accident: 14456719 - Employee Killed In 36 Ft Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14456719 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 06/05/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1518920206/06/19841741Western States Masonry Inc
Employee #1 was cleaning up a bricklaying work area on a decked Morgan scaffold by shoveling the excess mortar into the inner brick cavity. As he turned, he tripped where two a scaffold planks overlapped and was pitched forward through the handrail. He tried unsuccessfully to grab hold of something to stop himself. Employee #1 fell 36 ft, bouncing off a wall at 18 ft, and striking a scaffold brace before landing on the ground. He remained conscious and was attended to by paramedics, but died later that same day at a local hospital.
Keywords: guardrail, work rules, construction, plank, handrail, tripped, fall, fall protection, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15189202 Fatality Other Brickmasons and stonemasons

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