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Accident: 200632016 - Scaffolding Collapse Injures Two Workers

Accident: 200632016 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 02/11/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31168551502/13/20091521Augusta Contracting Llc
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on February 11, 2009, Employee #1 and Employee #2 with Augusta Contracting were installing vinyl siding on the side of a two story single-family residence that was under construction. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were working from Bil-Jax brand fabricated frame scaffolding, at an elevation of approximately twenty-five feet. The scaffold collapsed causing both Employee #1 and Employee #2 to fall approximately twenty-five feet to the ground below. Employee #1 was treated on the scene and then transported to Fairmont General Hospital where Employee #1 was treated for a broken wrist and released. Employee #2 was transported by Health Net to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Employee #2 was treated for head trauma, lacerations to the face and a broken jaw. Employee #2 remained in the hospital for two weeks.
Keywords: fracture, head, construction, scaffold collapse, fall, aerial lift, wrist
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 35
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311685515 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 311685515 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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