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Accident: 14458699 - One Killed, One Injured In Fall When Scaffold Pole Breaks

Accident: 14458699 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 11/26/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1485534011/28/19841521T & T Lumber Co Inc
Employees #1 and #2, both experienced carpenters, were installing siding on a house. They were standing on the work platform of a pump jack scaffold, 17 ft above the ground, when the left scaffold pole broke and they fell. Employee #1 struck his head on two 6 ft by 10 ft concrete patio slabs and was killed. Employee #2 landed in soft soil next to the patio and fractured his right foot. The scaffold was not equipped with guardrails on all of its open sides and ends, and neither employee was wearing a safety belt, lifeline, or other PPE.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, carpenter, work rules, construction, pump jack scaffold, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14855340 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters
2 14855340 Fatality Fracture Carpenters

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