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Accident: 170042626 - One Employee Killed, One Injured, In Fall With Scaffold

Accident: 170042626 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 08/17/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30216480108/17/19987349Jeffrey W Rogers Dba Olympic Ebm
At approximately 1:48 p.m. on August 17, 1998, Employee #1, age 15, was on a portable scaffold on the roof of a building. Employee #2 was in a boatswain's chair that was attached to the scaffold and swung over the side of the building. The portable scaffold tipped off the roof and Employee #1 fell with it approximately 45 ft to the ground. He suffered massive head trauma and was killed. Employee #2 plummeted approximately 40 ft and suffered multiple fractures of his left leg and hip. Employee #1 had been wearing a full body harness and was attached to the scaffold by a lanyard. Employee #2 was using a lifeline attached to the scaffold. However, counterbalance weights had not been installed on the scaffold, and it had not been securely anchored.
Keywords: fracture, head, bosun chair, counterbalance, unsecured, work rules, fall, overturn, scaffold, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302164801 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 302164801 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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