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Accident: 14487813 - Employee Killed When Hit On Head By Falling Plank

Accident: 14487813 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 11/06/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10050917311/03/19881799Regional Scaffolding & Hoisting Co.
Workers were dismantling a 35 ft high scaffold. One worker laid a board on top of the scaffold and was about to lay another one down when he slipped. He dropped the plank to grab the scaffold. When the plank fell, it hit the side of the scaffold then hit Employee #1, a laborer who was on the ground, in the head. He was killed. Employee #1 was not wearing a hard hat.
Keywords: head, hard hat, dismantling, work rules, slip, construction, plank, struck by, falling object, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100509173 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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