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Accident: 201521523 - Employee Falls From Scaffold When Top Rail Breaks

Accident: 201521523 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 11/16/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12315071611/16/20021623C. H. Nickerson & Co. Inc.
Employee #1, a carpenter, was working on a scaffold with no mid-rail. The top rail broke and he fell face first 10.5 ft. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a concussion.
Keywords: head, carpenter, fall, fall protection, concussion, face, unguarded, scaffold, scaffolding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123150716 Hospitalized injury Concussion Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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