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Accident: 14507438 - Employee Killed In Fall When Scaffold Overturns In Wind

Accident: 14507438 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 07/05/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10158885307/09/19867999Austin Fireworks, Inc.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on July 5, 1986, Employee #1 was attaching fuses on a Statue of Liberty display that was affixed to an approximately 39 ft high by 10 ft long by 5 ft wide scaffold. A gust of wind apparently blew the scaffold over. Employee #1 fell and was killed. The scaffold consisted of six sections of Saf-way open-end frame scaffolding with one plank being used as the work platform. It had no safe access. Electric fence wire was being used as a guy, and no type of fall protection was provided.
Keywords: high wind, unsecured, work rules, guy, fall, fall protection, overturn, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101588853 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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