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Accident: 201281896 - Employee Falls From Scaffold And Dies

Accident: 201281896 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 12/13/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30783599112/13/20041799Atlantic Scaffolding Company
On December 13, 2004, ten employees, working for the Atlantic Scaffolding Company, were dismantling a systems scaffold that was built inside of a black liquor reclaim boiler. The scaffold was 100 feet high and 40 feet square. The employees were removing deck pans from the "dance floor" platform. As Employee #1 was about to be handed a deck pan, he stepped into a 9-feet by 7-feet opening in the floor that he and other workers had just created. The employee was not wearing fail protection as he fell 21 feet to the bottom of the boiler. The employee suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital, where he died the following day.
Keywords: decking, platform, fracture, head, confined space, boiler, fall, fall protection, work platform, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 100 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307835991 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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