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Accident: 201200573 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffolding

Accident: 201200573 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 04/22/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30272248304/23/19991542Andersen Construction Company
At approximately 10:45 p.m. on April 23, 1999, Employee #1 was providing welding ventilation and fire watching from a scaffolding 11 ft above a concrete floor. A small smoldering fire started on the backside of a column from where Employee #1 was working. Employee #1 attempted to maintain the ventilation tube position with his right hand and extinguish the fire using the spray bottle with his left. As Employee #1 squatted down to reach around the column he lost his balance and fell from the scaffolding. Employee #1 struck an office chair and hit his head on the concrete floor. Coworkers provided medical treatment until an ambulance arrived to transport to the hospital.
Keywords: head, ventilation, fire, struck against, construction, welding, fall, lost balance, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 3 11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302722483 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:11
Cause: Fireproofing
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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