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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

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