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Accident: 170181390 - Employees Injured In Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 170181390 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/04/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11205178405/05/19921721Robinson Prezioso Inc.
AT ABOUT 2:30 P.M. ON MAY 4, 1992, PAINTERS AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE WERE WORKING INSIDE A LARGE WATER TANK FROM A ROLLING METAL SCAFFOLD WITH A HEIGHT OF 40 FEET, 4 INCHES. AFTER COMPLETING WORK AT ONE LOCATION, THE SCAFFOLD WAS NEEDED AT ANOTHER AREA OF THE TANK. AS TWO WORKERS PUSHED THE SCAFFOLD--WHICH WAS STILL OCCUPIED BY 3 EMPLOYEES AT VARIOUS LEVELS--ONE OF THE 4 SCAFFOLD WHEELS (CASTERS) COLLAPSED, CAUSING THE SCAFFOLD TO FALL. A 3/4-INCH DIAMETER CASTER BOLT HAD BROKEN. TWO OF THE WORKERS ON THE SCAFFOLD, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2, WERE HOSPITALIZED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.
Keywords: caster, mobile scaffold, work rules, construction, bolt, fall, painter, overturn, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112051784 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance
2 112051784 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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