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Accident: 201071339 - Employee Is Injured When Scaffold Collapses

Accident: 201071339 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/07/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081198906/28/20071521Knack Construction
At 8:30 a.m. on May 7, 2007, Employee #1 was working at the 4S Ranch construction site using a 16 ft 20 in. wide Werner Task Master Aluminum Stage pump jack (Model Number 2516), planking, paneling a scaffold at about 16 ft. While the employee was nailing paneling with a nail gun, the scaffold moved and collapsed. Employee #1 was knocked off the planking. The employee fell and hit the ground. Another employee called Emergency Services. The Paramedics stabilized and transported the employee to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he received surgery. Employee #1 suffered a fractured tibia and fibula in his leg, fractured ribs, and a spinal cord injury. The employee was in a coma for nine days.
Keywords: planking, nail, panel, spine, tibia, panelboard, pump jack scaffold, plank, fall, pump
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310811989 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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