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Accident: 200400117 - Employee Killed In Fall When Thrown From Scaffold

Accident: 200400117 -- Report ID: 0112900 -- Event Date: 08/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12237799708/24/19981799Abhe & Svoboda, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were using a two-point suspended scaffold to descend a 1,000 ft tall antenna. A malfunction caused the scaffold to fall approximately 50 ft, then stop suddenly. This resulted in a rebound effect that caused Employee #1 to be ejected from the scaffold. He fell approximately 200 ft and was killed. The coworker remained on the scaffold, but sustained serious injuries. Neither Employee #1 nor the coworker was using any form of fall protection devices.
Keywords: ejected, work rules, construction, descending, two pt susp scaffold, fall, fall protection, antenna, mech malfunction, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Other $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122377997 Fatality Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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