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Accident: 202359170 - Two Employees Injured In Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 202359170 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 02/06/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31185283402/06/20081741Sonia Construction
On February 6, 2008, Employees #1 and #2 were dismantling a scaffold that was 8 frames long by 4 frames high. Each of the frames measured 6.5 ft high by 5 ft wide by 7 ft long. The employees were removing the planks from the 26 ft 6 in. high top section of the scaffold and stacking them on the outside section of a frame so that a materials lift could lower them to the ground. They were standing on the frame, waiting for the lift, when the scaffold frames tilted and fell to the ground, along with Employees #1 and #2. Both workers sustained injuries that required hospitalization. Subsequent investigation determined that the weight of the stacked planks constributed to the collapse.
Keywords: dismantling, overloaded, construction, plank, scaffold collapse, fall protection, elevated work plat, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311852834 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist:
FallHt:26
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 311852834 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist:
FallHt:26
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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