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Accident: 201060266 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 201060266 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/05/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12601749003/11/19961791Statewide Welding Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on March 5, 1996, Employee #1 was welding rebar for a bridge earthquake retro-fit project. He unhooked his safety belt lanyard in preparation for moving to a higher level when the two 2 by 12 by 6 planks on which he was standing dislodged. Employee #1 fell approximately 14 ft to dirt at the base of a bridge column, sustaining a fractured right collarbone and lower back injuries. Coworkers contacted 911 and administered first aid until paramedics arrived and transported Employee #1 to a local hospital. The plank platform was not secured to the ledge, and the planks slid off when he attempted to climb higher.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, unsecured panel, work rules, collarbone, construction, back, fall, elevated work plat, work platform
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126017490 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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