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Accident: 758573 - Employee Injured In Fall While Dismantling Scaffold

Accident: 758573 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10859498704/06/19901751Calumet Construction Corporation
Employee #1 was dismantling a skeleton-type structure of tube and coupler scaffolding while standing with one foot on a leg of a metal tank and one foot on a wooden 2 in. by 4 in. whaler. As he uncoupled the scaffold member, it fell 5 ft and struck the whaler, causing him to lose his balance and fall 11 ft to the ground. He struck his head on the wooden blocking that supported the tank and suffered a closed skull fracture.
Keywords: fracture, head, dismantling, struck against, construction, fall, lost balance, tank, scaffolding, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108594987 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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