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Accident: 202505129 - Four Injured When Suspension Scaffold Platform Breaks

Accident: 202505129 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 02/15/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31179910002/15/20081741Magco, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on February 15, 2008, Employees #1 through #4 were working on a 40 ft long, two-point suspension scaffold, removing stones and setting them on the scaffold platform. Approximately 9:30 a.m., the platform broke and the load of stones fell to the ground. Employees #2 through #4 were tied off to their lifelines and suffered minor injuries, primarily contusions and abrasions. Employee #1 rode the scaffold to the ground and suffered multiple lacerations, contusions and abrasions. All four workers were taken to Upper Chespeake Hospital for treatment.
Keywords: overloaded, construction, equipment failure, two pt susp scaffold, laceration, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, tie-off, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 3 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311799100 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers
2 311799100 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers
3 311799100 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers
4 311799100 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers

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