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Accident: 200611028 - Employee Falls When Scaffold Breaks Free From Wall

Accident: 200611028 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 05/15/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30254229505/14/20011761Noble House Inc.
A metal wall bracket scaffold had been erected along the second floor exterior sheathing made of 0.4375 inch OSB. The scaffold was secured to the inside of the building by a threaded rod, for the upper mounting point, through the wall and secured to a 2-in. by 6-in. whaler spanned across two 2-in. by 6-in. upright joists. The base of the bracket was set on the wall surface. Employee #1, a roofer, was walking along the scaffold when the lower leg of one of the brackets broke through the sheathing causing the bracket to tip outward. Employee #1 fell approximately 21 ft and received bruises and contusions.
Keywords: roof, collapse, scaffold bearer, roofer, fall, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302542295 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:21
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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