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Accident: 201041621 - Construction Worker Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 201041621 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 12/26/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30711496712/29/20031742Custom Care Drywall
Employee #1 was working from a 6-ft mobile scaffold installing RC channel on the bottom of ceiling trusses of a single-story residential home. To move to another location, while still on the scaffold, he pulled the scaffold along the concrete floor surface. One of the scaffold wheels rolled into a hole in the concrete that measured approximately 8-in. deep by 26-in. wide. The mobile scaffold tipped over and Employee #1 fell to the floor and was killed.
Keywords: wheel, head, caster, mobile scaffold, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, scaffold, scaffolding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 6 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307114967 Fatality Other Drywall installers FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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