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Accident: 14567168 - Employee Injured In 21 Ft Fall From Scaffold Platform

Accident: 14567168 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/26/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1533909609/27/19841542Martin Engineering Inc
Employee #1, age 18, was working from a 31 ft high scaffold platform, chipping away a portion of a wall for placement of a beam. When it was break time, a coworker got Employee #1 a carton of milk and threw it up to him. Employee #1 leaned over to catch the milk and fell from the scaffold. He suffered a fractured skull. Employee #1 was not tied off, nor were there any guardrails on the scaffold platform.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, work rules, construction, skull, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, tie-off, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15339096 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c.

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