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Accident: 170049621 - Employee Injured In 10 Ft Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 170049621 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/12/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11192122708/27/19911796Allwaste Asbestos
At 8:25 a.m. on July 12, 1991, Employee #1, of Allwaste Asbestos, was on a 10 ft high scaffold platform, scraping asbestos from under a roof deck. The work was taking place inside a containment on a school asbestos removal job. The guardrails securing the scaffold platform had been removed so the scaffold could be moved under ductwork. Without the employer's knowledge, Employee #1 and three coworkers mounted the scaffold without lifelines, which was in violation of the company's safety rules. Employee #1 stepped off the 10 ft high scaffold platform from which he was working and fell to the floor. Employee #1 fractured his hip and shoulder. The employer was cited under T8CCR 1621(a), a general violation.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, lifeline, work rules, construction, asbestos removal, fall, hip, unguarded, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111921227 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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