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Accident: 170900856 - Employee Injured In Fall From Moving Scaffold

Accident: 170900856 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004251008/15/19971795Specialized Environmental, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were using a 5 to 6 ft tall rolling scaffold to remove duct work as part of an asbestos remediation project. The scaffold had to be moved occasionally, and the workers had been instructed to remain seated during this procedure. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 decided to stand and to hang onto the duct work as the scaffold moved. When he finally let go, he fell backward to the floor, striking his head and sustaining a small laceration on his elbow from hitting a piece of metal. The scaffold had no guardrails.
Keywords: head, guardrail, mobile scaffold, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, laceration, asbestos removal, fall, elbow
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120042510 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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