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Accident: 707190 - Employee Injured In Fall From Incomplete Scaffold

Accident: 707190 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 08/12/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
283796108/12/19861741Henry J. Knott Inc.
Employee #1, an assigned scaffold erector, was erecting the next level of a scaffold. The 70 in. wide platform was incomplete because the scaffold frame and guardrails had not yet been put in place. He was installing the framework when he fell, with frame in hand, approximately 28 ft from the incomplete scaffold platform to the ground. Employee #1 sustained fractures to both ankles and legs, and was flown to a shock trauma center for possible internal injuries.
Keywords: erection process, fracture, guardrail, installing, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, leg, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2837961 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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