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Accident: 201990991 - Employee Injured After Fall From Temporay Work Platform

Accident: 201990991 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 04/30/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30784361504/30/20041751Fortress, Inc.
On April 30, 2004, Employee #1 unloading tools and plywood was working from a temporary work platform erected from aluma planked scaffolding. A coworker was handing the tools and plywood to the employee from an aerial work platform attached to a rough terrain forklift. The temporary work platform was erected between a truss and a glue laminated beam during residential construction activities. The scaffolding extended beyond the glue laminated approximately 2 feet and was not secured. The employee stepped near the outside of the scaffold planking causing the planking to pitch upward throwing the employee into a fall, head first 25 feet. The employee was severely injured in the fall and was hospitalized in the intensive care. Unit
Keywords: platform, head, truss, glue, construction, plank, industrial truck, fall, aerial lift, 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 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307843615 Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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