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Accident: 14477947 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14477947 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 06/09/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10119230006/09/19861521W.W. Gagnon & Son
Employee #1 and a coworker were at a height of 10 to 12 ft on an A-frame scaffold, siding a residential building. while working at about 10 to 12 ft high on an A-frame scaffold. While stretching, one of the employees forced the scaffold away from the building and both workers fell to the ground. Employee #1 suffered back injuries. The cause of the accident may have been poor footing. No construction standards exist for this type of scaffold, which is similar to a horse-type scaffold. OSHA did not have jurisdiction in this case, so a thorough investigation was not performed.
Keywords: footings, unsecured, work rules, construction, back, fall, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101192300 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported

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