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Accident: 200900520 - Employee Killed In Fall When Mobile Scaffold Overturns

Accident: 200900520 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 03/12/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10913721603/15/19991791Bax-Steel Buildings, Inc.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on March 12, 1999, Employee #1 and a coworker were on a manually propelled mobile scaffold. Their foreman was trying to move the six-section-high scaffold by pushing it from ground level when one of its wheels broke and the scaffold overturned. The two workers fell onto the concrete floor and sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Employee #1 died of head injuries the following day.
Keywords: head, mobile scaffold, work rules, construction, equipment failure, riding on equipment, manual mat handling, fall, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 29 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109137216 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:29
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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