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Accident: 686733 - Employees Injured In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 686733 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/22/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
326244108/22/19857349International Total Service
On August 22, 1985, Employees #1 and #2 were cleaning the outside walls of Concourse C at the Salt Lake International Airport. They were using a 25 ft high, 6 ft wide, and 9 ft long manually propelled scaffold for a work platform. Employees #1 and #2 were on the top and side of the manually propelled scaffold and told a coworker to move the scaffold. The coworker said, "You had better get off," but Employees #1 and #2 said they would stay on the top and side of the scaffold. The coworker moved the scaffold and it collapsed, throwing Employees #1 and #2 to the asphalt. Both employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: mobile scaffold, airport, work rules, riding on equipment, scaffold collapse, fall, scaffold, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3262441 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Janitors and cleaners
2 3262441 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Janitors and cleaners

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