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Accident: 200781136 - Employee Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 200781136 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 11/18/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12218630711/19/19991742Bobby Lee And Company, Inc.
Employee #1, a plasterer, was working on a mast-climbing scaffold. He was at the exterior of the 17th floor when a section of the scaffold decking slipped off the extension arms of the working platform. Employee #1 fell 14 stories to the roof of the third-floor parking garage, and was killed. The scaffold decking was inadequately secured and although Employee #1 was wearing a safety harness, he was not tied off. The fall protection system being used by subcontractors on site consisted of a rope strung across the front frame section of each mast-climbing scaffold and hand-tied to the frame. Employees were then tied off to this rope.
Keywords: decking panel, unsecured, unsecured panel, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, tie-off, work surface, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 24 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 122186307 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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