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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14567614 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scaffold Platform Collapses

Accident: 14567614 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/01/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1533788410/16/19841741Carrigan Brothers Construction Co
Employee #1 and a brick mason were on a scaffold where three manufactured scaffold boards had been placed across two 2 by 10 boards that were laid across two steel bar joists. Between 20 and 30 concrete blocks were on the scaffold platform. Just as the brick mason and Employee #1 started to lay the blocks, the welds on the bar joist broke, causing the platform and the workers to fall. Employee #1 suffered a fractured right leg. The mason, a co-owner, suffered fractures to his pelvis, vertebrae, leg, and foot, and later died due to internal bleeding. Employee #1 and the mason were not tied off or provided with other fall protection.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, broken weld, construction, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, tie-off, leg, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15337884 Hospitalized injury Fracture Brickmasons and stonemasons apprentices

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