Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170239818 - Employee Fractures Skull In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 170239818 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 03/30/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11156599004/02/19901541Westar Diversified Investments
While spray painting a ceiling from a 7 ft rolling scaffold, Employee #1 backed up and fell off a scaffold's edge, landing on his head on the concrete floor. Employee #1 sustained a fracture and a severe concussion. The working surface was 54 in. wide and the scaffold did not have guardrails, which are legal according to Wac 296-155-48523(2)(m).
Keywords: fracture, head, guardrail, work rules, construction, skull, fall, concussion, unguarded, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111565990 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close