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Accident: 14521322 - 3 Employees Injured In Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 14521322 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 08/13/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
237212608/13/19861711Moorehead Machine & Boiler Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
237214208/15/19861799Midwest Industrial Construction
THREE EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING AT THE TOP OF AN INDEPENDENT WOOD POLE SCAFFOLD INSIDE A BOILER. THEY WERE REMOVING BOILER TUBES AT THE UPRIVER SIDE OF THE SCAFFOLD WHEN THE DECKING FELL. ONE EMPLOYEE FELL ABOUT 30 FEET INTO THE BOILER'S HOPPER. THE OTHER TWO EMPLOYEES FELL ABOUT 20 FEET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SCAFFOLD. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH A CONCUSSION. THE OTHER TWO WERE TREATED FOR CONTUSIONS AND LACERATIONS AND RELEASED. THE END BEARER (JOIST) ON THE UPRIVER SIDE OF THE SCAFFOLD HAD BROKEN AT A KNOT LOCATED ON THE WIDE FACE OF THE LOWER MIDDLE SECTION. THE BEARER HAD SEVERAL LARGE KNOTS, AND WAS NOT ROUGH SAWED. THE BEARER, A 2 X 10, HAD BEEN SECURED BY ONLY 3 NAILS ON ONE SIDE AND 4 NAILS AT THE OTHER SIDE. THE POLE SPAN WAS TOO GREAT.
Keywords: unsecured, laceration, concussion, contusion, collapse, construction, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2372126 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
2 2372126 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 2372126 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
4 2372142 Occupation Not Listed

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