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Accident: 202079539 - Two Employees Are Injured When Scaffold Falls

Accident: 202079539 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 07/28/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31251542207/29/20087361Advanced Employment Services, Inc.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on July 28, 2008, Employee #1 and #2, electrician's helpers, were installing conduit and electrical outlet boxes in the masonry wall of a concrete stairwell for the parking deck that was under construction. Employee #1 and #2 were working from the cantilevered platform attached at the second level of a three buck high tubular welded frame scaffold. Unknown to the two employees, the left side support bracket was bent and gave way, causing them to fall 20 feet. Employee #1 incurred a severe sprain to his left ankle, and Employee #2 sustained a fractured pelvis, compressed disc in the lower back, and a broken left leg. They were both hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, electrician, construction, pelvis, fall, fall protection, sprain, ankle, leg, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312515422 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported
2 312515422 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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