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Accident: 202351128 - Employee Falls From Scaffolding And Dies

Accident: 202351128 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 08/16/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30642640409/09/20031742Whb Plaster Inc
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 16, 2003, Employee #1 was erecting a scaffolding system to be used to apply a stucco finish on a new building under construction. He had been a scaffold erector since 1966; this also was his first day at this job site. He fell approximately 23 feet from the 4th level of scaffolding under construction, and received multiple injuries, including a broken leg. Employee #1 was transported to Harborview Medical Center. He was at home recovering after his stay in the hospital when he died on September 6, 2003 of Pulmonary Embolus. According to the Medical Examiner it was related to the fall.
Keywords: fracture, fall, pulmonary embolism, leg, scaffolding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306426404 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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