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Accident: 14488985 - Employee Dies After Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14488985 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 07/06/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1788248107/07/19881799D.N.A. Construction Corp.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 6, 1988, Employee #1 was caulking windows on a six story apartment house. The employee was working from a two-point suspension scaffold, manual hoisting type, supported by 3/4 in. manila ropes. An independent lifeline was in place, tied substantially on the roof. Employee #1 was wearing a safety belt, but it was not attached to the lifeline. The employee was between the third and fourth floor levels when the rope supporting the scaffold on the east side broke, causing him to fall approximately 35 feet to the ground. Employee #1 was administered first aid and transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he died.
Keywords: rope, work rules, construction, equipment failure, two pt susp scaffold, fall, fall protection, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17882481 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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