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Accident: 200002236 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Suspended Scaffold

Accident: 200002236 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 07/05/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30970747907/05/20061721Thomas Industrial Coatings, Inc.
On July 5, 2006, Employee #1, a construction worker, was removing metal decking from a scaffold platform being dismantled and suspended under a bridge. The decking piece that Employee #1 was standing on was not adequately supported by the supporting cables. It shifted, and Employee #1 fell off the scaffold to the ground, approximately 35 ft below the deck. He was killed.
Keywords: decking, platform, dismantling, wire rope, construction, fall, bridge, painter, work surface, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309707479 Fatality Other Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge deck
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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