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Accident: 200900934 - Employee Is Killed When Scaffold Collapses

Accident: 200900934 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 06/30/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30376921008/17/20010139Newberry & Williams Farms, Inc.
Employee #1 and #2 were working from a six to seven tier mobile scaffold. Employee #2 climbed down to move the mobile scaffold. As Employee #2 unlocked the wheels and picked up or lifted one end of the scaffold, one of the wheels came off. The scaffolding started to fall with Employee #1 still on it, approximately 8 ft above ground, when the scaffold twisted and collapsed. Employee #1 was turned backwards, when he hit his head on the concrete slab below. Employee died as a result of the accident.
Keywords: head, mobile scaffold, collapse, struck against, construction, welding, steel erection, fall, cutting and burning, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 4 44 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303769210 Fatality Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Welding/Bu
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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