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Accident: 200771277 - Four Employees Injured In Roofing Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 200771277 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 09/18/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30380794509/18/20011542Swanson Brothers General Construction
On September 18, 2001, four employees installing the first course of roofing shingles utilizing a carpenter bracket scaffold system fell approximate 15.75-feet to the ground when a bracket broke free from the wall which was being used to mount and secure the carpenter bracket. Employee #1 sustained a concussion in the fall. Employee #2 sustained a broken foot. Employee #3 and Employee #4 both sustained broken hips in the fall. All four employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: roof bracket, fracture, roofer, fall, concussion, hip, foot, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303807945 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 303807945 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
3 303807945 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
4 303807945 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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