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Accident: 201520236 - Two Employees Are Injured When Scaffolding Collapses

Accident: 201520236 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 11/24/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12316512812/03/19971761European Quality Contractors
Employee #1 and Employee #2 were on a carpenters bracket scaffold approximately 19 ft high on the exterior of a house when the scaffolding collapsed. Both workers fell to the ground below, suffering spinal fractures and other injuries for which they were hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, carpenter, scaffold collapse, scaffold, scaffolding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123165128 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:19
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 123165128 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:19
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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