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Accident: 201164639 - Two Employees Injured In Fall From Scaffolding

Accident: 201164639 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615918511/04/20027929Los Angeles Philharmonic Assoc Hollywood Bowl
At approximately 1:50 p.m. on November 4, 2002, a crew of 20 employees was taking down sets on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl. The largest set was the tower scaffold, or false work, located on both sides of the stage. This was used to mount the stage lights. On the top of this scaffold were eight I-beams, four on each side, which supported the floor. On the right hand side of the stage, five employees were on the scaffolding at various heights and one employee was on the ground. All employees on the scaffold were wearing full body harnesses for fall protection. The employees were lowering the I-beams from the top, passing it down to the next lower employee. As they were lowering the first beam down to the next level, Employee #1 grabbed a loosened beam. The I-beam rolled and he lost his footing and fell. This caused Employee #2 to also fall to the ground. Both Employee #1 and #2 were unhooked from the scaffolding. Both employees suffered various fractures and were hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, construction, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, tie-off, scaffold, scaffolding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126159185 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 126159185 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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