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Accident: 201941796 - Two Employees Injured In Fall When Scaffold Collapses

Accident: 201941796 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 09/11/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30625935909/12/20031771Color Dynamics Inc
On September 11, 2003, Employees #1 and #2 were using a scaffold when it collapsed. They fell 55 ft to the ground and sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Subsequent investigation revealed several causal factors. The scaffold was overloaded and the employees did not use tie-backs for the parapet clamps. The clamp on the west end of the parapet overturned, causing that side of the scaffold to fall after the collapse.
Keywords: work rules, overloaded, construction, equipment failure, scaffold collapse, fall, fall protection, tie-off, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 6 65
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306259359 Hospitalized injury Concussion Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:55
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 306259359 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:55
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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