Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

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:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.