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Accident: 85227.015 - Employee Falls Under Scaffold'S Midrail And Is Killed

Accident: 85227.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/17/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1108581.01511/17/2015Steeltech Reinforcing Inc
At 1:00 p.m. on November 17, 2015, Employee #1, employed by a construction contractor at a multiemployer construction site, was returning to his work area after a break. He was walking along a scaffold. To avoid a rebar that was protruding into the scaffold, Employee #1 walked around the rebar next to the guardrail. The guardrail's midrail was not properly adjusted, and Employee #1 fell underneath the midrail, a fall height of 27 feet. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: rebar, scaffold, midrail, construction, fall protection, guardrail, inadequate maint, fall, walk platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 36 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1108581.015 21 M Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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