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Accident: 200770188 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scaffold Plank Slips Off

Accident: 200770188 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 04/16/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12212171804/17/19981741D'Agostino Associates, Inc.
On April 16, 1998, Employee #1, of D'Agostino Associates, Inc., was using a scaffold to grout the interior walls of an elevator shaft. He was standing on a platform board when the board slipped off the supporting frame member. Employee #1 fell 30 to 32 ft down the elevator shaft before he managed to grab onto a crossmember with his arm and landed on another planked section. The boards on which he was standing lacked the sufficient 6 in. to 12 in. overlap on the staging. From walking back and forth, the board on which Employee #1 was standing had worked itself off the supporting frame member of the staging.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, walking on plank, construction, plank, fall, elevated work plat, elevator shaft, scaffold, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 75
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 122121718 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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