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Accident: 200031300 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 200031300 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 10/17/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30408729910/17/20011741Avdulla Istrefi Dba Istrefi'S Tirana All Exterior
On October 17, 2001, Employees #1 and #2 were working from a suspension scaffold when one side of the scaffold collapsed. Both workers fell to the ground; Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Subsequent investigation determined that parapet hooks were resting on the parapet of the building. The area around one of the hooks began to crumble and fall away, causing the scaffold on that side to fail. Secondary tiebacks were not in place and neither employee was using any form of fall protection.
Keywords: attachment hook, work rules, construction, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, tie-off, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 4 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304087299 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 304087299 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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