Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14544936 - Employee Dies Of Fractured Skull In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14544936 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 10/20/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1741166110/25/19881799Guy Deavours Dba G & G Sandblasting Co.
At approximately 11:50 a.m. on October 20, 1988, Employee #1 was on a mobile, manually-propelled aluminum scaffold (2 ft 5 in. wide by 8 ft 4 in. long) sandblasting the ceiling and concrete block wall of a cotton mill spinning room. He was positioned 9 ft 6 in. above the concrete floor and had a 2 in. diameter sandblasting hose wired to the scaffold part that he was using as a top rail. It appears that the weight of the sandblasting hose pulling on the narrow caster wheel overturned the scaffold. As Employee #1 fell with the scaffold to the concrete floor, the back of his head struck the floor, fracturing his skull and killing him.
Keywords: fracture, caster, mobile scaffold, rail, construction, hose, skull, sandblasting, overturn, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17411661 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close