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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200051068 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold Platform

Accident: 200051068 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 08/17/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30005962308/17/20001542Lund-Ross Constructors, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30005963108/17/20001743Merrimack Stone Industries
Employee #1 was carrying pieces of granite stone across a scaffold platform at the site of a Mormon church under construction. He was stepping on the end of the platform when the scaffold picks tipped and he fell 27 ft through the scaffold framing to the ground. Employee #1 sustained head lacerations, a ruptured spleen, cracked and fractured ribs, and multiple contusions. The end of the scaffold platform was not equipped with a guardrail and the pick boards extended past the end supports of the scaffold frame. The subcontractor that employed Employee #1 had been warned by the general contractor about scaffolding issues prior to the accident. These warnings came in the form of onsite meetings between the subcontractor and the general contractor's safety director, written letters to the subcontractor's company headquarters, and numerous discussions regarding the unsafe scaffolding conditions.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, elevated work plat, guardrail, spleen, construction, rupture, fall, fall protection, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 32
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300059623 Occupation Not Listed FallDist:
2 300059631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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