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Accident: 200340792 - Worker Is Injured After Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 200340792 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 02/26/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30704452902/28/20081521Lake Shore Builders
On February 26, 2008, Employee #1, of Lake Shore Builders, was installing fascia boards on a new residence. While installing the fascia board he used a carpenter's scaffold; however, the platform was only secured with one nail and a nylon strap. When Employee #1 climbed onto the scaffold, it collapsed and he fell on exposed bracing material. He was hospitalized for 3-5 broken ribs, a pneumothorax, lacerated liver and bruised heart.
Keywords: heart, fracture, lung, roof, collapse, construction, liver, rib, fall, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307044529 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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