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Accident: 170736102 - Employee Injured When Scaffold Overturns On Him

Accident: 170736102 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/21/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11987224004/21/19953443Advance Tank And Construction Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11987223204/21/19953443Advance Tank And Construction Co
Employee #1 was working inside a recently sandblasted steel water tank. He was pushing a 5 ft by 10 ft by 27 ft high rolling scaffold up against the wall of the tank when one of the scaffold's four wheels became dislodged from its holder. The scaffold fell on its side, landing on Employee #1. He suffered multiple skull fractures, a fractured vertebrae, and other internal tissue damage; he remained in a semi-comatose state for several days. Employee #1 was an experienced worker in his trade
Keywords: fracture, mobile scaffold, unsecured, skull, vertebra, water tank, overturn, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119872240 Hospitalized injury Other Painters, construction and maintenance
2 119872232 Occupation Not Listed

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