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Accident: 14479596 - Fall From 2 Point Suspended Scaffold

Accident: 14479596 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 02/16/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
17332802/16/19847349City Window Cleaning Co
ON FEBRUARY 16, 1984 AT APPROXIMATELY 11:00 AM EMPLOYEE #1 AND #2 WERE RIDING A 2 POINT SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD TO THE TOP OF THE BUILDING TO WASH WINDOWS ON THE WAY DOWN. WHILE APPROACHING THE FOURTH AND FIFTH FLOORS EMPLOYEE #1 HOLLERED TO EMPLOYEE #2 TO STOP HIS MOTOR SO THAT EMPLOYEE #1 COULD WALK FROM HIS POSITION (AT SOUTH END OF 30'LONG SCAFFOLD) TO EMPLOYEE #2 (AT NORTH END OF SCAFFOLD) TO BORROW A CIGARETTE. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 REACHED EMPLOYEE #2, THE OUTRIGGER SUPPORTING THE NORTH END OF THE SCAFFOLD CAME OFF THE ROOF, DROPPING THE SCAFFOLD TO A PERPENDICULAR POSITION. BOTH EMPLOYEES NOT ATTACHED TO THE LIFE LINE FELL TO THE GROUND. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND RECOVERED.
Keywords: lifeline, roof outrigger, two pt susp scaffold, lanyard, fall, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 173328 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 173328 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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