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Accident: 201162880 - Employees Fall Off Of Scaffold

Accident: 201162880 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/04/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12609803708/14/20011442Tgi/Lvi Enviroment
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on July 4, 2001, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were working from a 14-ft rolling metal framed scaffold at a hotel. The scaffold was stationary as the two Employees were taking down a dry wall ceiling using picks and hammers. Another employee was just about to push the scaffold when one of the scaffold legs broke in half, about 8 in. above the wheel caster. Employee #1 and #2 fell off of the scaffold and onto the concrete floor. Employee #1 struck his head on the floor, his hard hat fell off his head. He was able to sit up, but complained of pain in the back and neck. Employee #1 was able to decontaminate and leave the containment area on his own. Employee #2 complained of pain in the back and neck and requested not to be moved. Employee #2 remained in the area until the emergency services unit arrived. Employee #1 and #2 were hospitalized. The supervisor inspected the scaffold just prior to the accident and detected no damage, cracks, etc. The guard railing was observed in place with no damage. The scaffold was used by the first shift with no problems.
Keywords: wheel, caster, demolition, collapse, fall, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126098037 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Electricians' apprentices
2 126098037 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Electricians' apprentices

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