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Accident: 200710390 - Employee Killed In Fall When Scaffold Overturns

Accident: 200710390 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 12/04/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12339750712/31/19971742P J Contractors
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12339716812/18/19971541Westwood Contractors
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12339753112/17/19977999Discovery Zone
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12339751512/30/19971742Tex Con Services
Employee #1 was standing on a 6 ft mobile scaffold making measurements in preparation for installing vertical studs for interior walls. He was calling out the measurements to a coworker who was cutting the metal for the studs. As he was cutting, the coworker heard a crash; he turned and discovered that the scaffold had overturned. Employee #1 had fallen with the scaffold, and his head struck against the lower metal wall tracking and the floor. He died of head injuries sustained in the fall. A scaffold caster wheel was found to have detached from one leg of the scaffold, causing the unit to become unstable and to fall over.
Keywords: fall, scaffold, caster, unsecured, overturn, mobile scaffold, struck against, construction, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123397507 Fatality Fracture Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 123397168 Occupation Not Listed FallDist:
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3 123397531 Occupation Not Listed FallDist:
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4 123397515 Occupation Not Listed FallDist:
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