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Accident: 201350840 - Employee Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 201350840 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 05/12/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11013887205/13/19991741Mcdonald Masonry
At 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 1999, two employees decided to work overtime staging concrete block on the welded frame scaffold. Employee #1 mentioned to the other employee while climbing up the scaffold that he was "cramping". Both employees were staging block on the top frame, approximately 24-feet above ground level, on the west side of the Lowe's store. Employee #1 climbed down one level to count blocks at that level. Another employee observed Employee #1 sitting on a concrete block that was standing on its end. Employee #1 apparently fell backwards off the block, through the frame scaffold opening, in the area below the crossing point of the braces and above the work platform. Employee #1 fell to the ground a distance of approximately 18 feet, passing between the building face and the scaffold frames. Employee #1 was hospitalized, but he died from injuries related to the fall approximately two weeks later.
Keywords: torso, fall, concrete block, contusion, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 110138872 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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