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Accident: 200775096 - Worker Injured In Fal When Scaffold Collapses

Accident: 200775096 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 02/01/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31174757002/01/20081741Thompson Waterproofing
On February 1, 2008, Employee #1 and a Construction Crew working for Thompson Waterproofing were constructing a concrete block elevator shaft, which was approximately. 3.5 stories in height. Employee #1 was standing on a wooden scaffold plank with dimensions 2 by10 by 8, but the wooden plank split into two. Employee #1 fell approximately 45 feet, sustaining multiple unspecified fractures. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, construction, plank, unstable surface, fall, fall protection, walking on beam, concrete block, elevator, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311747570 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Elevator, escalator installation
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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