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Accident: 14486179 - Employee Injured When Struck By Section Of Falling Scaffold

Accident: 14486179 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 10/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
80214010/15/19851794Crossbay Contracting, Inc.
Employee #1 was kneeling on the ground, helping coworkers dismantle a scaffold that was used to support a canopy over a sidewalk. The last section of the scaffold collapsed and an I-beam (horizontal roof support) struck Employee #1's back, causing his head to hit the concrete curb. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization. The employees had not been trained in how to dismantle a scaffold.
Keywords: head, dismantling, work rules, construction, scaffold collapse, struck by, falling object, untrained, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 802140 Hospitalized injury Hearing Loss Occupation not reported

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