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Accident: 202329041 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 202329041 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/17/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30524680303/18/20021799Atlantic Scaffolding Erectors Inc
Employee #1, along with other workers, was dismantling a tube and coupler scaffold inside a boiler at BGE when he fell through the opening that the sections of the scaffold were being passed down through. The employee fell 32 feet to the scaffolded floor below. He received fractures to two vertebrae in his back. The employer has a fall protection program for dismantling scaffold and the employee was wearing fall protection but was not tied-off at the time. The manufacturer allows personnel to tie-off to the scaffold when two horizontal members meet at a vertical member and within 2 feet of the junction and only to the vertical member.
Keywords: fracture, dismantling, ppe, back, fall, fall protection, tie-off, scaffold, scaffolding, tubular scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over 1 150
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305246803 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:150
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Flashing Of Decking
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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