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Accident: 901850 - Employee Is Killed When He Falls From A Scaffold

Accident: 901850 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 05/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30526602505/23/20021622Lane Construction Corporation
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 23, 2002, Employee #1 was using 16 ft-long, 2 by 12 planks to deck a form scaffold for a bridge pier cap. He was wearing a full body harness and lanyard, but was not tied off. He lost his balance and fell approximately 23.5 ft onto a rail bed. Employee #1 suffered severe head injuries and died.
Keywords: head, installing, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, tie-off, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 24 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305266025 Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:24
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold
2 305266025 Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:24
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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