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Accident: 170177430 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scaffold Tips

Accident: 170177430 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 10/29/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11222723610/30/19901541Newcal Construction
Employee #1 was at a height of 17 ft 6 in. on a metal tubular scaffold, attaching drywall to the exterior of a building under construction. Lateral forces caused the scaffold to tip. Employee #1 fell between the scaffold and the wall and crashed against a staircase support, at which point he was knocked unconscious. He then fell onto a concrete slab at ground level. The scaffold was not tied-off or otherwise secured.
Keywords: unconsciousness, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, tie-off, tubular scaffold, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112227236 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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