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Accident: 201169174 - Employee Injured In Fall When Scaffold Plank Shifts

Accident: 201169174 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/28/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12615978909/10/20071791Bickerton Iron Works Inc
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on August 28, 2007, Employee #1, working for a steel fabrication and erection contractor, was on an overhead beam on the north wall of the 27th floor. He was moving off the ledge onto a scaffold plank when the board shifted as he stepped on it. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell 13 ft 6 in. to the floor below. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Employee #1 had personal fall protection equipment, but he was not tied off at the time of the accident.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, walking on plank, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, tie-off, scaffold, scaffolding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 27 13
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126159789 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Bolting-Up
FatCause: Fall, other

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