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Accident: 659524 - Employee Killed In Fall From Suspended Scaffold

Accident: 659524 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/26/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10044322508/06/19851741Abbott Building & Restoration Company
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on June 26, 1985, Employee #1 arrived at a site to do masonry work on the exterior of a building. He and a coworker worked all morning from a two-point suspension scaffold. After lunch, they moved the scaffold around to the northeastern end of the building. The foreman went to the roof and hooked a cable to the supports on the roof. Employee #1 and the coworker went onto the scaffold at the fourth floor and proceeded to the eighth floor. The foreman was on the roof moving lines to another scaffold when he saw one of the cables for the scaffold at the northeastern end running along the roof. He ran to the edge of the roof and saw the scaffold hanging by one hook and Employee #1 lying on the ground. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: rope, work rules, construction, scaffold collapse, two pt susp scaffold, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100443225 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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