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Accident: 201634136 - Employee Injures Leg In Fall From Mobile Scaffold

Accident: 201634136 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 10/22/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30708728810/23/20031721Williamsen & Bleid Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30708740310/27/20031731Team Electric Company Inc
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on October 22, 2003, Employee #1 was painting the ceiling of a library using a mobile scaffold. He finished one strip and found that he could not move the scaffold to start another strip because the floor was uneven. He noticed another contractor's mobile scaffold nearby and he climbed onto that scaffold to finish the job. As he began painting, the guardrail gave way and he fell approximately 13 feet to the floor. He fell onto a gang box and fractured his left leg. He was hospitalized with his injuries.
Keywords: equipment failure, painter, leg, fracture, guardrail, mobile scaffold, fall, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307087288 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; painters, paperhangers and plasterers FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 307087403 Occupation not reported FallDist:

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