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Accident: 775031 - Two Employees Killed In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 775031 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 08/29/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10058181808/29/19881741Pudge Wright Masonary
At approximately 9:10 a.m. on August 29, 1988, Employees #1 and #2 were working on a 24 ft long two point suspension scaffold that was elevated to 60 ft. The scaffold was suspended by outrigger beams that were 17 ft apart. They were resting on cinder and counterweighted by sandbags, but there were no tiebacks or secondary means of anchorage. One of the outriggers began to tip, causing Employees #1 and #2 to fall. Both were killed. A coworker was able to grab and hold onto a ledge until he was rescued. All three employees were wearing safety belts but they were not tied off.
Keywords: outrigger, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, tie-off, overturn, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100581818 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 100581818 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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