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Accident: 14505515 - Construction Employee Killed In Fall From Unguarded Scaffold

Accident: 14505515 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 04/02/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10188580404/03/19871542Branham Brothers Construction Company, Inc.
AT 11 AM ON APRIL 2, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 CLIMBED A LADDER TO THE TOP OF A 16 FOOT WALL FORM AND OVER ONTO A SCAFFOLD ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE WALL. HE WAS CARRYING TWO HAND TROWELS AND A BRUSH TO PLACE ON THE SCAFFOLD. THERE WAS NO PERIMETER GUARDING OR OTHER FALL PROTECTION PROVIDED ON THE SCAFFOLD. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL 13 FEET, 10 1/2 INCHES TO THE GROUND, SUFFERING A FATAL SKULL FRACTURE AND HEAD INJURY.
Keywords: fracture, head, guardrail, construction, fall, fall protection, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101885804 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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