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Accident: 81521.015 - Employee Falls From Mobile Scaffold; Later Dies

Accident: 81521.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 07/06/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1110651.01509/30/2015Merkling & Associates, Inc.
At 3:15 p.m. on July 6, 2015, an interior finishing carpenter employee, was installing some ceiling beams from a mobile scaffold. The employee fell down through the side of the scaffold and landed on the main floor of the living room. The scaffold was missing some cross braces and guardrails. The employee was taken to the hospital where he died 18 days later from their injuries.
Keywords: bracing, fall, scaffold, guardrail
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1110651.015 52 M Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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