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Accident: 14547640 - Employee Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 14547640 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 08/21/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1458597008/21/19841711Allied Sheet Metal Fabricators Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1457503908/21/19841522Hoffman Construction Company
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 21, 1984, Employee #1 and a coworker were erecting a 26 ft high scaffold. The coworker was on the ground while Employee #1 was working from the scaffold. While the coworker was looking for more guardrail material to send up, Employee #1 started to remove some 2 by 4s from around one of the two 4 ft by 4 ft windows in the block wall. He told the coworker to watch out because he was going to throw down some of 2 by 4s. The coworker turned and started to walk away from the scaffold when he heard Employee #1's body strike the floor. Employee #1 had fallen head first and was killed. It is believed that when Employee #1 started to throw down the 2 by 4s, he lost his balance and fell. There were no guardrails were in place on the scaffold.
Keywords: erection process, work rules, lost balance, guardrail, construction, fall, fall protection, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14585970 Fatality Concussion Sheetmetal duct installers
2 14575039 Occupation Not Listed

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