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Accident: 200881100 - Employee Injured In Fall With Scaffold, Later Dies

Accident: 200881100 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 11/08/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30937727311/08/20051799Paul Kammer Dba Kammer'S Interior & Exterior Svs
On November 8, 2005, Employee #1 was using a 17 1/2 ft tall pump jack scaffold to install vinyl siding on a house. He removed the cable and telephone lines that were attached to the side of the house and tied them onto the rope of an extension ladder that was leaning up against the scaffolding. The cable and telephone lines ran across the street to another pole. While Employee #1 was engaged on the scaffold, the lines drooped across the street and were struck by a passing 13 1/2 ft tall Gypsum Express tractor trailer. The impact pulled the scaffold away from the side of the house, causing Employee #1 to fall from the platform. He suffered craniocerebral injuries and was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition. Employee #1 died on November 12, 2005.
Keywords: head, installing, collapse, work rules, construction, pump jack scaffold, fall, fall protection, struck by, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 32 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309377273 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:32
Cause: Installing metal siding
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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