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Accident: 201185352 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 201185352 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 09/05/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268974809/16/20101721Pit Chu Wu Dba Chu Wu Painting
At approximately 4:38 p.m. on September 3, 2010, Employee #1 was applying primer to the exterior of a residential building that was being painted. He was working from a Werner 4200 wide-span metal rolling scaffold. The scaffold had four platforms, the highest being approximately 18 ft above the ground. Each platform consisted of one plank that was 22-in. wide, although the space between the scaffold uprights could have accommodated a second plank. Employee #1 was working on the second platform from the bottom. The scaffold was tied to the building. Employee #1 was not wearing fall protection and was kneeling when his foot slipped on the plank. Employee #1 fell 11 ft to the ground and landed partially on a strip of dirt that ran the length of the concrete driveway. Employee #1 fell within the perimeter of the four wheels of the scaffold. Employee #1 was hospitalized at San Francisco General Hospital for three nights for treatment of injuries that were not specified.
Keywords: mobile scaffold, paint, fall, fall protection, painter, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312689748 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:11
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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