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Accident: 200462463 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 200462463 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 11/19/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31379592411/19/20091741West Selden Construction, Incorporated
On November 19, 2009, a three-man crew was repointing a chimney on the roof of the 3-story multi-family residential building. A tubular welded frame scaffold, built 5 tiers high, was used for access and for a material and equipment staging area. Employee #1 was climbing the scaffold frame to access the roof when he became physically distressed, according to a witness. After Employee #1 entered an intermediate platform to rest, he collapsed and fell 25 ft from the platform onto an asphalt surface. He was killed. Employee #1 had hernia surgery two weeks prior to the incident. Emergency responders noted that the Employee #1 had signs of internal bleeding near the surgery incision.
Keywords: maintenance, repair, fall, fall protection, chimney, hernia, unguarded, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313795924 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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