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Accident: 77760.015 - No Workers Were Injured When Improperly Erected Scaffold Col

Accident: 77760.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 01/20/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1019243.01501/20/2015Jeff Mactaggart Masonry Llc
On January 17, 2015, an enclosed Waco fabricated frame scaffold that had been erected at a multifamily residential building project collapsed. It was a Saturday when a masonry company's employees were not working, and no employees were injured in the scaffold collapse. The subsequent investigation determined that winds had been gusting above 30 mph. It also was determined that the scaffold had not been erected in accordance with manufacturer recommendations. The manufacturer required that enclosed scaffolds be tied into the structure every 14 feet horizontally and 13 feet vertically. This scaffold had a gap of approximately 24 feet by 30 feet without connection, plus other locations that did not meet the requirements. The manufacturer also stated that when a fabricated frame scaffold is enclosed, it cannot be in winds exceeding 30 mph.
Keywords: set up, connector, erection process, inadequate maint, scaffold, installing, high wind, construction, collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1019243.015

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