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Accident: 868406 - Employee Killed In Scaffold Collapse

Accident: 868406 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 05/29/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10592838605/31/19901791Broad, Vogt & Conant Co.
Employee #1 was on a single-point adjustable suspension scaffold (Spider lift model ST 18, serial #TG 7105) at approximately 38 ft, removing rivets from a steel girder. The scaffold was suspended by a wire rope that was connected to an overhead I-beam with a #40 C clamp. His safety line was also connected to the same C clamp. The supporting cable hung horizontally over a hot rail before dropping vertically to the scaffold. The C clamp worked loose from the I-beam and the scaffold lifeline and Employee #1 fell. He sustained crushing injuries to the chest and died.
Keywords: chest, lifeline, wire rope, unsecured, construction, equipment failure, scaffold collapse, crushed, fall, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105928386 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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