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Accident: 200541670 - Employee Killed In Fall When Scaffold Is Knocked Over

Accident: 200541670 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 01/22/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31132516101/22/20081741Kusler Masonry Inc.
On January 22, 2008, Employee #1, of Kusler Masonry, Inc., was on a crew erecting a tubular welded-frame scaffold next to a mobile scaffold belonging to Burchick Construction Company, Inc. The mobile scaffold was wrapped in plastic for winter protection. A high wind caused the mobile scaffold to roll into a block wall, whereupon it tipped over onto the tubular welded-frame scaffold, causing it to collapse as well. Employee #1 was on the tubular scaffold when it was struck by the mobile scaffold. He fell approximately 25 ft and died of head and neck injuries sustained in the accident.
Keywords: head, high wind, mobile scaffold, unsecured, work rules, construction, steel erection, fall, overturn, tubular scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311325161 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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