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Accident: 200460962 - Two Employees Killed In Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 200460962 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 08/11/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30205883908/11/19981741Gw Construction Company
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on August 11, 1998, a scaffold collapsed at a work site, resulting in employee injuries. At approximately 3:30 p.m., Employee #1 was transported to Quincy (MA) Hospital, but he died en route. Employee #2 was trapped under the collapsed scaffold; he was pronounced dead shortly after being recovered from under the debris.
Keywords: collapse, unsecured, work rules, construction, scaffold collapse, struck by, elevated work plat, falling object, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 10 150 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302058839 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 302058839 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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