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Accident: 170177786 - Employee Falls From 7 Foot Platform When Support Breaks

Accident: 170177786 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 12/27/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215038812/28/19931629Kulchin-Condon & Assoc Inc.
Employee #1 was standing on an elevated wooden platform raised more than 7 feet above the trench floor by a forklift, drilling a hole in a 16 foot concrete wall. The wooden platform was not equipped with guardrails and safety lanyards. A wooden 2 foot by 4 foot cross-brace on the platform underside secured the platform. Employee #1 needed assistance, so another worker climbed up the platform to assist. The weight of the two workers caused the cross-braces to break, tipping the platform. Employee #1 and the other worker fell more than 7 feet to the trench floor. Employee #1 fractured his left shoulder and his right ankle.
Keywords: platform, fracture, guardrail, work rules, construction, industrial truck, lanyard, brace, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112150388 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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